The Share pattern is a set of UI elements that allows users to share various objects (e.g. messages, URLs, pictures) through various channels, such as social networks, e-mails, text messages, etc. The UI of each channel may differ significantly.
There are at least two possible use cases how users share things:
As described above, in order to share things users must tap the Share button/icon. The Share button/icon will look differently on each platform and in each app - it can be an icon or button called Share. In Mobile Application Framework, it is recommended to use the "curved right" icon on IOS and Three Connected Dots on Android. This icon can stand alone or be coupled with "Share" label.
Appearance characteristics for this pattern.
Common behaviors for this pattern.
Usage guidelines for this pattern.
Fig 1. Actions Icon - iOS
Fig 2. Share Icon - Android
Fig 3. Share - Popup
Fig 4. Share - Larger Popup
Fig 5. Share - Full Screen