Share to Discourse (via Android)

Continuing the discussion from Chrome/Firefox extension "Share to discourse":

Share to Discourse is live now on latest Discourse :tada:.


To test it right away:

  1. Install or Reinstall Meta (or any Discourse site running the latest version)

  2. Go to any app that supports sharing content, eg: Youtube, Twitter

  3. Click on share

  4. Pick Meta (or any Discourse site)

  5. You will be redirected to a new topic with the composer pre-filled with the content shared!


  • You need Chrome 71+ and Android for this

  • Target site needs to fill, large_icon and short_name site settings properly

  • Target site needs to be served over HTTPS.


Forgive my ignorance, is there any other OS support for this, even on the horizon? Any standard which is related?

edit: Forgive me I just read Chrome/Firefox extension "Share to discourse"

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Yes, it’s a web standard.

Firefox and Edge have public support for the standard.


That’s game changing !!! Can’t wait! This was raised by one of my users recently.

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Yeah, only problem is that I always get “Web Share Target” and “Web Share” mixed :sweat_smile:

One is about sending links from Discourse, and the other is about receiving.

This topic is about the Web share Target. The Web share is more straightforward, so it’s coming to iOS next version.


You and me both! :sweat_smile:


Continuing the discussion from this topic, I would like to see the V2 share target API implemented into Discourse. Unlike the V1 share target API, the V2 share target API supports uploads. Being able to share (to Discourse) files from your device or files from other parts of the web? That would be a huge convenience for lots of users.

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Did that never happen? I don’t see it on my brand new iPad.

Only Android Chrome supports it AFAIK.

This is #pr-welcome.

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Are there any plans to support it on iOS or other operating systems? If not, I would like to ask why (again :sweat_smile:).

That depends on iOS adding support for it. Better ask Apple.


Ugh! Why does Apple have to inconvenience users by being so stubborn? :roll_eyes:

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