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posting from latest available Edge Version 82.0.418.0 (Official build) canary (64-bit)

 

the Share looks like this

 

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so it expects user to have the UWP apps installed.

there are problems with that:

UWP is not available on all platforms. on Windows 8.1, on Mac, and soon on Linux.

also some popular apps like Instagram, their UWP version haven't been updated in ages. Facebook app is also old.

also my installed app list in Edge (PWAs) look like this:

 

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You see, I've added my favorite social network websites as apps in Edge, PWAs are better, they do not require installation and experience is the same in all platforms.

 

so now when I want to share something on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit etc, I have to use the method that I've been using since 15 years ago. the old copy paste method.

because the Share functionality is totally useless at the current state.

 

my suggestion:

make Share functionality in Edge to detect the installed PWA apps, websites added as an app, and then offer them on the Share window as options.

when I have Twitter added as PWA in Edge, I obviously don't want it double on my system by installing the UWP version. the same applies to the rest of the social networks.

 

 

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@HotCakeX we agree with you. This is ongoing work, but we absolutely plan on showing PWAs in the Share Dialog.

 

-John 

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Glad to know that :)
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