Did you know that when you open a photo or link to share and it doesn’t always open the same sharing dialog? It turns out that it’s because Android allows app developers to customize what’s known as “share sheets,” causing inconsistencies between app to app. for a more unified experience You can now set third-party apps like Sharer as the default share sheet instead of the stock Android version, however Google plans to stop that behavior in Android 12 accordingly. XDA Developers.
Sharedr developers filed a bug report after noticing that Android 12 no longer prompts users to choose between the Android Sharesheet and its own app. Google said that was the intended behavior. Thus, it effectively blocks third-party apps from replacing their own sharing dialogs.
“We never intended to allow apps to replace the share dialog. The intent is for the app to open a sharing dialog,” Google said. XDA DevelopersThe ability to replace the share dialog is becoming more and more impossible ̵1; you can’t use the direct sharing part of the UI or the private tabs against the work profile in (Android) R etc. This is not a thing. It is possible to allow the app to replace”
Google hasn’t said whether it will let app developers continue to customize the Android Sharesheet. That’s what creates an inconsistent user experience in the first place. For example, Samsung smartphones allow you to enable or disable direct contact sharing, for example. XDA Developers Note. You’ll still be able to use apps like Sharer, but you’ll need to select it as an app from the share sheet. to create additional steps
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