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Samsung's latest Home Up update adds sharesheet customization

Samsung's latest Home Up update adds sharesheet customization

Even as Samsung is busy adding new features to its phones with the One UI 3 beta, it is still finding time to improve Good Lock. A new update to Home Up allows you to customize your sharesheet and fixes all of the gripes I've had with it since the beginning. 

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Twitter's custom iOS share menu is making its way to Android

Twitter's custom iOS share menu is making its way to Android

Twitter recently brought a custom share sheet to its iOS client that replaced the operating system's native solution, causing some disgruntled reactions. Now the social network's Android app is in for a similar treatment, though the two variations of a new UI are just replacing the application's already existing custom share sheet — and the new ones are definitely an improvement.

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The new Google Photos share menu is a much-needed improvement

The new Google Photos share menu is a much-needed improvement

Google has been rolling out a new share menu to Photos over the past few weeks, and it seems to have reached most people by now. For those of you who share media through Photos often, this change is a godsend.

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Adobe tests inserting intrusive ads in Android's share sheet and ‘Open with’ popup

Adobe tests inserting intrusive ads in Android's share sheet and ‘Open with’ popup

When you’re a developer with a massive portfolio of apps, you’re definitely going to want to encourage your users to try out as many as possible. About a year back we spotted Microsoft trying something along those lines by shadily sneaking app advertisements into Android’s share menu if the user had installed even one of its other apps. Following in Microsoft’s footsteps, Adobe has now started testing similar install suggestions for its own range of apps.

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

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)

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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Chrome is working on a new share menu with QR code generator and screenshot editor

Chrome is working on a new share menu with QR code generator and screenshot editor

Android's story with the share menu is long, messy, and complicated. Things have gotten relatively better in Android 10, but that hasn't stopped some app developers from implementing a non-native share sheet. This is especially true for Google's own apps, like Photos, YouTube, Maps, and News. Chrome might soon join the fray with its own sharing hub.

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Microsoft uses Android's share and open menus to sneak in innocent-looking ads for its other apps

Microsoft uses Android's share and open menus to sneak in innocent-looking ads for its other apps

Ever since Microsoft's Windows Phone plans failed, the company has doubled down on bringing its services to Android and making them feel right at home there. In an effort to promote the usage of its apps over ones from competitors, Microsoft has decided to use the share sheet as a sneaky spot for advertising. People who have already installed the company's Your Phone Companion or other Microsoft apps get helpful install suggestions in share and open menus, depending on the type of file they want to send or load.

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Android Q Beta 4 finally organizes the Share menu alphabetically, with suggested apps on top

Android Q Beta 4 finally organizes the Share menu alphabetically, with suggested apps on top

Hold your collective breath, people... Google is using some sort of logic to order the Share menu on Android Q Beta 4! I kid not. After the many messes we've seen the Share menu go through, I'm just really incredibly happy that there's a sense to the madness now. Whether you agree that an alphabetical list is the best way to order the menu or not, it doesn't matter. At least there's a clear order now.

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