Fixing or at least improving Android 13 Share Menu

Posted on Nov 28, 2022

Whenever I try to share something on Android, most often a freshly taken photo but sometimes also just generic files, I get really annoyed by the complete randomness and uselessness of the sharing options.

It usually takes 3 or 4 swipes to get to the right application (e.g. Dropbox or WhatsApp) before I can actually send it, skipping options such as “Print”, “Bluetooth”, “Messages”, “Chat” and other stuff I never use.

Random sharing options

But today I learned that long-pressing a share option allows you to “pin” it, moving it to the front! My life is so much better now!

Long-press pin menu

I still don’t know how to get rid of the “Nearby Share” crap - I have it disabled but Google really wants to force that UX on you. But at least I have my most used options directly available now.