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    Social Sharing in Ionic 2 With Ionic Native

    Published on November 21, 2016
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      Social Sharing in Ionic 2 With Ionic Native

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      Social Sharing is a plugin that’s available as part of Ionic Native and it allows to easily add native sharing functionality to your apps. Here’s how it’s done:

      First install the Social Sharing Ionic Native plugin from the command line:

      $ ionic plugin add cordova-plugin-x-socialsharing
      
      

      Then import it in your component:

      import { SocialSharing } from 'ionic-native';
      

      Here’s how you would use it with the shareWithOptions() method available with the Social Sharing plugin. shareWithOptions() triggers the device’s native share sheet:

      shareRecipe() {
        SocialSharing.shareWithOptions({
          message: `${this.title} - ${this.description}: ${this.recipeUrl}`
        }).then(() => {
          console.log('Shared!');
        }).catch((err) => {
          console.log('Oops, something went wrong:', err);
        });
      }
      

      The markup in your template can then look something like this:

      <button ion-button (click)="shareRecipe()">
        <ion-icon name="share"></ion-icon>
      </button>
      

      This is one feature that you’ll want to test out on a real device. There are also a number of additional methods available to test if sharing is possible or to share to specific channels. See the official documentation.


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