Android 14 is soon to start early testing, and we’re all wondering what we should expect from the next big update. According to Esper, Android 14 could bring a much-needed overhaul to the share menu. This would alleviate an issue that Android users have had to deal with for a while.
When you want to share an item using Android, you’d sometimes have to hunt down the app you want to share to. This is cause the share menu on Android is pretty inconsistent. The arrangement of available apps can differ depending on the app you’re sharing from. Also, the sharing menu itself can also look different depending on the particular Android skin.
But, Android 14 could revamp the share menu
This news comes from Mishaal Rahman (via XDA Developers), and it could point to some good news on the Android 14 front. However, this is very early news about a future version of Android. You’ll want to take it with a grain of salt.
According to the source, Google could move the share menu, or “Sharesheet”, to a Project Mainline module. This means that Google will be able to work on this component and push updates without having to rely on OEM input. The company will have control over the feature.
The thing is the OEMs typically want to control as much of the experience as possible. So, Using a Pixel phone, you’ll have a different sharing experience than using a Galaxy phone. However, if Google takes ultimate control over the share menu, it could make it consistent across different OEMs.
At the moment, this is extremely early. We’re not sure if Google already added the Sharesheet or if this is still in the planning stage. So, we don’t have any visuals on this feature just yet. Google could start releasing the developer preview for Android 14 in a month, but we don’t know if we’ll see the new share menu even then. You’ll want to stay tuned for more information on this.