Top 3 Ways to Share Webpage Links from Google Chrome
When browsing the web, you often come across a web page or website that you found interesting and want to share. So if you use Google Chrome, you’ll end up copying the URL from the address bar. Luckily, there are several ways to easily share webpage links from Chrome.
Of course, you can just copy the link address and send it to someone via email or SMS, but that’s not always practical. Google certainly recognized this when it introduced more sharing options in Google Chrome.
In this article, we will review the options for sharing webpage links on Google Chrome for mobile and PC. So let’s get started.
Share a webpage link from Chrome between devices
Chrome lets you share webpage links across all of your devices, as long as you use the same Google Account on all of those devices. This can come in handy if you constantly juggle between a PC and a smartphone. Here’s how.
Step 1: Launch Google Chrome on your PC. Navigate to the webpage you want to share.
2nd step: Click the Share button located to the right of the address bar at the top. Select “Send to your devices” from the resulting menu.
Step 3: Select the device you want to share the page with.
Step 4: Then open Google Chrome on your other device and you will see a pop-up asking you to open the webpage. Press Open to visit the link in a new tab.
On Android or iPhone
Similarly, to share a webpage link from the Google Chrome mobile app, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open Google Chrome on your phone. If you have an Android, use the three-dot menu icon at the top to select Share from the resulting menu.
Similarly, iOS users can tap the share icon to view the share sheet.
2nd step: Next, select the “Send to your devices” option. Then choose the device you want to share the link with.
Step 3: On your other device, a pop-up window will appear in Google Chrome. Click Open in New Tab to visit the webpage.
Share a webpage link from Chrome as a QR code
In addition to allowing links to be shared between devices, Chrome also allows you to convert a webpage link to a QR code. This can be useful if you want to share a webpage link with a large number of people. Here’s how.
Step 1: Open a web page in Google Chrome. Click the Share button in the upper right corner and select QR Code from the menu.
2nd step: A QR code will appear. Optionally, you can also change the webpage link from here. When you are done, click the Download button to save the QR code as an image.
Once done, users can scan the QR code with the camera app (or a dedicated QR scanner app) to visit the webpage link.
On Android or iPhone
Step 1: In the Google Chrome app, navigate to the webpage you want to share. Tap the three-dot menu icon (or the share button on iPhone) to explore your sharing options.
2nd step: Select the QR code from the list.
Step 3: A QR code will appear on the screen. Press the Download button to save it as an image.
Unlike its desktop counterpart, you cannot change the webpage link. However, you can switch to the Scan tab to scan a QR code from here.
Share Chrome webpage link to social sites
Besides the above, you can also share webpage links directly to your social accounts. This can be handy if you’re looking to post a link to a web page on your Facebook or Twitter feed. Here’s how.
Click the share button in the upper right corner and select the social site where you want to share the page. This will open the selected website in a new tab, allowing you to post the webpage link with a single click.
On Android or iPhone
Open Google Chrome on your phone and navigate to the web page you want to share. Use the three-dot menu icon (or the share button on iPhone) to open the share sheet. Select the preferred social site to share the webpage link directly to your social accounts.
As we just learned, Google Chrome certainly makes it easy to share links to web pages, whether you’re using it on a desktop computer or on your smartphone. So the next time you want to share webpage links from Chrome to your secondary device or social media account, you’ll know what to do.
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