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

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No ? No No No No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support6161 ? No48 No ?

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