Toggle to use Android default share menu

I find that the share menu that pops up in Brave isn’t working well for me. My work requires me to make use of uncommon sharing platforms, and I’m often also saving data to Evernote.

My Android share menu works very well for me, and does a good job of updating to take into account the share targets that I most often use.

In Brave this does not happen, and I am required to swipe all the way to the end of the suggested share targets to tap the ‘More’ option, and then select my preferred target from the Android menu.

I realize that there are advantages to the Brave share menu. It just doesn’t work well for my sharing. I’d prefer to have the option to bypass it and go to the Android default – which is where I end up every single time, anyway. I can’t remember any time in which I have actually used the Brave share menu.

I’m not asking for Brave to completely upend the sharing menu – just provide a toggle so that I can turn it off and go the the system default menu instead.

Thanks!
–James

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Agreed. It’s a layer on top of an OS functionality, and usually just gets in the way.

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Agree. I use Signal instead of Messages, and even though I have it pinned in Android 11, Brave ignores my preferences. In Brave, with that overlay, it takes me twice as long to share what I can share immediately in Google Chrome.

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Same here… I have to go through the extra steps to share to Pocket, which isn’t even that uncommon. A toggle for this feature would be nice!

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Made an account just to talk about how silly this really is.

Every other app I have uses the default Android share menu, which I’ve intentionally pinned apps to. The share menu used by Brave assumes I want to share a link over Bluetooth or add it as a podcast without even giving me the option to share to the two messaging apps I use more than anything. I have to click the “…” to see them, which just brings up the default Android share menu that I want in the first place.

Honestly, this is a needless trouble.

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Also created an account to add my voice here. This non standard behaviour is a pain.

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Can we at the very least have the option to customize the Brave share menu if it must be the default?

Same here! I wish I could choose my own favorites or go straight to Android share menu. Very frustrating, indeed!

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