Chrome is consolidating sharing options in context menus into a single submenu

Google is working to bring sharing options available in the various context menus inside chrome browser in a single common submenu called To share.

The Chrome maker tracks user data about the usage of browser features and UI options, the company does not hesitate to remove them if it thinks its usage is lower.

As of now, in Chrome, there are multiple sharing options dotted around the menus, Google intends to remove duplicate menu items and a consistent menu for sharing needs.

Chrome recently introduced a sharing hub for a desktop version that makes it simple to push content to multiple apps. Currently, the share option in the address bar allows you to

While these are options available to access with a click in the address bar, some are also available in the context menu (some not present) for user convenience, such as Cast, send to devices and create QR code. Google is now merging them into one share submenu in the context menu.

soon you I can expect the new submenu in the context menu to display all sharing options for access when you right click on the page, link or tab.

Enable Share submenu from context menu in Chrome

1. Launch Chrome 96 Canary

2. Visit chrome://flags

3. Search for “share”, in the drop-down menu for Share context menuselect “Able” and restart the browser.
Chrome Share context menu flag

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