Web Share Shim

A polyfill for the WebShare API. It provides navigator.share() so you can share content on any device via WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook, e-mail, and SMS. Try the demo! The whole package is 9.6kB minified, 4kB gzipped and licensed under the MIT License.


Open the share dialog by calling navigator.share:

    title: 'Web Share Shim',
    text: 'Check out Web Share Shim — it rocks!',
    url: 'http://nimiq.github.io/web-share-shim',
  .then( _ => console.log('Successful share'))
  .catch( error => console.log('Error sharing', error));
Attribute Options Default Description
title String ”” A short title of what you are sharing.
text String ”” A text describing what you are sharing.
url URL as String ”” A link to what you are sharing.
facebookId number “158651941570418” ID of your facebook app if you want to support sharing to facebook on a desktop device. (default ID for demo only)

Build source code

You need to have gulp and all dependencies installed.

npm install 
npm install gulp

Then run gulp to build web-share-shim.bundle.min.js.