Sharing in Pocket for Android

Introduction

Pocket for Android app provides multiple ways to share your saved items. You can share items with others directly with Send to Friend, and share to several social networks and services as well.

Here's what the share button looks like in Pocket for Android:

Sharing with Send to Friend

Send to Friend is perfect for sharing your favorite items in Pocket with your friends and family. It's as easy as sending an email, but offers great additional benefits including article excerpts, notifications, and more.

To learn more about Send to Friend, visit our Send to Friend FAQ

To share using Send to Friend
  1. Locate the item you wish to share. Either tap it to open it, or long-press it in your List to show the item actions
  2. Tap the Share button, then tap Send to Friend
  3. Enter an email address for each recipient with whom you wish to share
  4. Add an optional comment to accompany your email
  5. Tap Send

After first using Send to Friend, your two most recent recipients will be shown as buttons in the Share menu, making it even easier to send items to those you share with most.

To include a quote from an article

A quote from an article can also be included with Send to Friend. Here’s how to select a quote and share it:

  1. Open a saved item
  2. Highlight the passage you'd like to send with your message
  3. Tap the Share Quote to Friend button in the top toolbar
  4. Follow the same steps as described above to share the item
Receiving Shared Items

When you receive shared items in Pocket, they arrive in your Pocket Inbox, which shows all of the items that have been shared with you. For each item that is shared, you will have the option to either add the item to your list or ignore it.

You can view a list of all items ever shared with you by selecting Shared To Me in the Pocket Menu.

Share Notifications

When someone shares something with you using Send to Friend, a red badge will appear on the Pocket menu button. In addition, Pocket will send you an email and an optional push notification. You can configure push notification options in Pocket’s Settings.

Sharing to Other Services

You can share to numerous services by using the share menu in Pocket. Here’s how:

  1. Locate the item you wish to share. Either tap it to open it, or long-press it in your List to show the item actions
  2. Tap the Share button
  3. Select your desired service. You may have to tap See all to find it

When sharing, you’ll notice that the most commonly used share options show at the top of the share menu, making it easy to share to them again.

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