Share plugin

Flutter Community: share_plus

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A Flutter plugin to share content from your Flutter app via the platform's share dialog.

Wraps the ACTION_SEND Intent on Android and UIActivityViewController on iOS.

Platform Support

AndroidiOSMacOSWebLinuxWindows
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Also compatible with Windows and Linux by using "mailto" to share text via Email.

Sharing files is not supported on Windows and Linux.

Usage

To use this plugin, add share_plus as a dependency in your pubspec.yaml file.

Example

Import the library.

import 'package:share_plus/share_plus.dart';

Then invoke the static share method anywhere in your Dart code.

Share.share('check out my website https://example.com');

The share method also takes an optional subject that will be used when sharing to email.

Share.share('check out my website https://example.com', subject: 'Look what I made!');

To share one or multiple files invoke the static shareFiles method anywhere in your Dart code. Optionally you can also pass in text and subject.

Share.shareFiles(['${directory.path}/image.jpg'], text: 'Great picture');
Share.shareFiles(['${directory.path}/image1.jpg', '${directory.path}/image2.jpg']);

Check out our documentation website to learn more. Plus plugins documentation

Known Issues

Mobile platforms (Android and iOS)

Facebook limitations (WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Messenger)

Due to restrictions set up by Facebook this plugin isn't capable of sharing data reliably to Facebook related apps on Android and iOS. This includes eg. sharing text to the Facebook Messenger. If you require this functionality please check the native Facebook Sharing SDK (https://developers.facebook.com/docs/sharing) or search for other Flutter plugins implementing this SDK. More information can be found in this issue.

iPad

share_plus requires iPad users to provide the sharePositionOrigin parameter.

Without it, share_plus will not work on iPads and may cause a crash or letting the UI not responding.

To avoid that problem, provide the sharePositionOrigin.

For example:

// Use Builder to get the widget context
Builder(
  builder: (BuildContext context) {
    return ElevatedButton(
      onPressed: () => _onShare(context),
          child: const Text('Share'),
     );
  },
),

// _onShare method:
final box = context.findRenderObject() as RenderBox?;

await Share.share(
  text,
  subject: subject,
  sharePositionOrigin: box!.localToGlobal(Offset.zero) & box.size,
);

See the main.dart in the example for a complete example.

Libraries

share_plus