Navigator.share

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

The Navigator.share() method invokes the native sharing mechanism of the device as part of the Web Share API. If the Web Share API is unsupported, then this method will be undefined.

Syntax

var sharePromise = window.navigator.share(data);

Parameters

data
An object containing data to share. At least one of the following fields must be specified. Available options are:
  • url: A USVString representing a URL to be shared.
  • text: A USVString representing text to be shared.
  • title: A USVString representing the title to be shared.

Return value

A Promise that will resolve once a user has completed a share action. It will reject immediately if the data parameter is not correctly specified.

For example, on Chrome for Android, the returned Promise will resolve after the user chooses an application to share to.

Examples

navigator.share({
  title: document.title,
  text: 'Hello World',
  url: 'https://developer.mozilla.org',
}); // share the URL of MDN

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Share API Draft  

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome No support NoEdge ? Firefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android Full support 61Chrome Android Full support 61Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 48Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

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