Sharing is caring

Quick tip to add awesome sharing to your app
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Wouldn't it be grand to click a button and have your mobile's native share dialog come up? This used to take funky third party js widgets, or registering for all the various site api's individual; I remember it could take a week to get it right with SEO back in the golden days.

Well friends fear no more check out the webshare api

Now hypothetically say you have a fullscreened progressive web app, looks slick don't it? The problem though is the missing url bar.


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Here's your solution in the form of a method. One caveat is this must be called on a user action like click.

share() {
      if (navigator.share) {
            title: 'title',
            text: 'description',
            url: `url`
          .catch(err => {
            console.log(`Couldn't share because of`, err.message);
      } else {
        console.log("web share not supported");
<a class="show-mobile" href="#" @click.prevent="share">πŸ”— share</a>

Oh one more thing, this is only supported on mobile devices. I find this solution better than the user agent sniffing dark arts.

.show-mobile {
    display: none;
@media (pointer: coarse) {
  .show-mobile {
    display: inline-block;

Why not fire up your cellular device and give it a try with this article, how meta would that be?