Sharing in Pocket on your Computer


Pocket’s website provides multiple ways to share your saved items. You can share items via Send to Friend, as well as to several social networks and services. Here is how:

Sharing with Send to Friend

Send to Friend makes it easy to share items with others without leaving the Pocket website. When you share using Send to Friend, the recipient will receive an email with a link to the item. If they also use Pocket, they’ll see a notification and have the option to save the item directly to their List.

Visit our Send to Friend FAQ to learn more

To share using Send to Friend

  1. Locate the item you wish to share and click the Share button
  2. Select Send to Friend
  3. Enter an email address for each recipient. Pocket will auto-complete the email address of anyone to whom you have previously shared through the website
  4. Add an optional comment
  5. Click Send

When receiving a shared item

Items shared with you using Send to Friend will appear in your Pocket Inbox, which can be found in the top toolbar and represented by an envelope icon. Click this button to view the items that have been shared with you, and you can decide to add or ignore them.

You will also receive an email containing a link to the shared article. You can disable Send to Friend email notifications in your Notification Settings.

Recommending an item on Pocket

Recommending an item on Pocket is an easy way to share content to your followers. Visit our How to Recommend Items in Pocket article to learn more.

Sharing to Other Services

You can use the Share function in Pocket on your computer to share an item.

  1. Locate the item you wish to share and click the Share button
  2. Select your desired service. You may be asked to log in
  3. (Optional) Edit the message that appears
  4. Click the Share button

Common Questions

I’d like to share to a service that isn’t listed. Can it be added?

We are happy to consider adding additional share services to the share menu. If you’d like to see a particular service added, please request it by clicking the Request a Feature link on the right side of this page.

When sharing to other services that have not been integrated with Pocket, just click the View Original link and copy the link in your browser.

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