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Google+ finally integrating true post sharing to other apps

Ever tried to share a post from Google+ to another app? No doubt, it's annoying that Google's own social network is missing the sharing intent functionality, but this may be a woe we are soon to say goodbye to.

Published onSeptember 8, 2015

Ever tried to share a post from Google+ to another app? This is something that pretty much all Android apps allow through the use of Android’s native sharing intent (that bottom window that appears when you press the share button). No doubt, it’s annoying that Google’s own social network is missing this functionality, but this may be a woe we are soon to say goodbye to.

Plenty of reports across the web are suggesting the Search Giant is testing this functionality on the Google+ app. The feature looks to be slowly rolling out, as other users state they have tried to do this and found no success. It also seems as though this is not a version-specific feature and the Search Giant is simply flipping the switch on in the background.

Want to test your luck and see if it works? Simply head over to the Google+ app, open any post post by tapping on the publishing time and then hit the 3-dot menu button on the top-right corner of the screen. After this, select “Share Link” and the sharing intent should show up. If this feature is not yet available, the user will simply have the URL copied to the clipboard, which is the action this app has been taking all along. I tested this on a Nexus 6 and an LG G4 and it works on both.

To be honest, it is simply annoying that Google hasn’t implemented this already. One would assume that all Google apps take advantage of every single feature Android has to offer. Go figure! At least now we can enjoy easy sharing on the social network.

Hit the comments and let us know if you are as fortunate!