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Pixels on Android 10 can now pin apps to the share menu, thanks to the March update

Another Android 11 feature appears to have trickled down to Android 10. In addition to all the named features Google rolled out with the March update as part of its second Pixel Feature Drop, Pixels are also picking up the ability to pin apps and specific recipients to the share sheet/share menu.

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You can pin apps again in Android's share menu (Updated)

With every new version of Android, you can bet on a few aspects of the OS being altered if not completely overhauled: DND, notification handling, permissions, and the share menu. There's no way Google could leave these alone, but at least the change it has introduced in the latest March 2020 security patch / Feature Drop is one we've all wanted: app pinning.

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Share menu changes in Android Q Beta 3: No more app pinning, 8 Direct Share targets instead of 4

We've been very vocal about our irritation with Android's slow, buggy, and inconsistent Share menu. Prior to Android Q's release, we learned that Google was working on fixing it, and we started seeing the fruits of that change in Beta 1 and 2 thanks to a new push system that lets apps show their targets in the menu vs the pull system that was used before. In Q Beta 3, there are two changes to the native Share menu, one of which is a welcome comeback and the second a sad removal.

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