Google Chrome on MacOS is getting a “Share” menu item similar to Safari. Currently, the closest Google Chrome has is the “Email Page Location” option. This feature currently is a “work in progress”.
The code change showed up today as “[Mac] Add system share menu”. Here are some more details from the commit log:
Replaces the “Email Link to Page” item in the file menu with a submenu
that allows sharing via macOS Sharing Extensions. The previous e-mail
command is superseded by the Mail sharing service, which inherits the
The bug associated with this code change has some more details:
In Safari, the File menu has a Share item which can be used to share the current page URL to apps and services that have been added to the system share sheet (see attached screenshot).
My suggestion is to replace the ‘Email Page Location’ item in the File menu with a similar Share item, and add this Share item to the right-click context menu and hamburger menu (next to the omnibox) as well.
It is simple. Google Chrome will also have a share menu similar to Safari. This will be quite useful for those who use native apps on MacOS. For example, I can easily add an article to Pocket app, to read later. I use Trello a lot, and if I have the recently announced Trello desktop app installed, I can send links from Chrome to Trello app for MacOS.
Any other use case that you can think of?