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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 canShare() method of the Navigator interface returns true if a call to Navigator.share() would succeed.


var 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().




Specification Status Comment
Web Share API - Level 2
The definition of 'canShare' in that specification.
Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
canShareChrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No


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