QR code has emerged as a new method for payments or as a web authenticator. Now every app or every payment option has a QR code which you can easily make a payment or open an app. With the digitisation of payment scanning, the QR has become a daily activity. Here are the best ways you can scan any QR code on your Android smartphone. Follow the guide.
Scan the QR code on Google lens:
This is the most popular option to scan any QR code. And most Android smartphones come with a Google lens. The process to scan a QR code on Google lens is simple: you just point at the QR code and it will decipher and show you a weblink. And for numbers and values, you need to check the buttons at the bottom of the page. Here are the steps to scan a QR code using Google lens.
- Launch the camera app on your Android smartphone.
- When the camera opens up>Find the Google lens button next to the shutter button.
- Click on the button which is a scan icon.
- As the scanner appears on the screen>Click a picture of the QR code.
- Now Google lenses will decipher the code and translate the contents.
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Scan the QR code using Google Chrome:
Google Chrome app also allows you to scan a QR code. You have the Chrome browser app already installed and you can easily scan a QR code using the Chrome app. It also allows you to create a QR code link as well. The following steps are on how to scan any QR code on your Android smartphone using Google Chrome.
- Open the Google Chrome app and click on the link of the QR code.
- Now the menu option at the bottom of the page> Selects QR code.
- As soon as the link is converted into a QR code>Click on Scan.
- Now you should allow the camera access and the QR code will open to its contents.
Scan the QR code using the Paytm app:
Digitalised payment has made it necessary to scan a QR code and make any payment using the code. As such for this activity using a Paytm QR scanner to make payment is highly convenient and easier. The built-in scanner on Paytm will scan any QR code payment using your Android smartphone camera. The process of scanning and paying any UPI QR code is simple Click on Pay and it will open the camera to scan the code. But unlike any other UPI payment app Paytm allows you to scan a QR code even from a web link which many apps do not have.
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Scan the QR code using an App: Free QR scanner
You can download this free QR scanning app from the Google Play Store. This scanner app is one of the most popular QR scanning apps for your Android smartphones. The app gives you some interesting features such as you can save the QR code and share it with your friends. And in situations where you have to scan the QR code in dark light, the app allows you to toggle your flashlight. The installation process is not a problem, you just need to install the app and allow access to your Android smartphone camera.
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