This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.


This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

Secure context

This feature is available only in secure contexts (HTTPS), in some or all supporting browsers.

The Navigator.canShare() method of the Web Share API returns true if a call to navigator.share() would succeed.


const canShare = navigator.canShare(data);


data Optional
An object containing data to share that matches what you would pass to navigator.share().

Return value

A Boolean. True if data can be shared with Navigator.share().


if(navigator.canShare(data)) {
  // We can use share() to share the data! Woop!

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also