Using the Web Share API in Chrome for Android

Posted: January 04, 2018

The Web Share API was created to help developers implement sharing functionality. Right now it allows you to trigger the native Android share feature, passing the sites URL to share. The Web Share API is currently only implemented on Chrome for Android.

See a quick demo here.

Web Share API on Chrome for Android

Google have said that in the future websites will be allowed to register themselves as a ‘share receiver’.

It’d be great to see other browsers integrate this API for easier cross-browser sharing.

*Update 28/01/2019: iOS 12.2 Beta now supports the Web Share API!

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