One of the coolest features that came with Android Marshmallow was Direct Share. This feature essentially allows apps to pin a specific set of targets to the Share menu. For instance, you will notice that your device allows you to share images and videos directly with your contacts, instead of the just the app.
While it can be useful to share content directly with your contacts, you may soon find the Share Menu to be a cluttered mess. To help you sort out and remove apps from Share menu on Android here is a quick guide for you to check out.
Note: This particular guide makes use of the Xposed installer to remove apps from Share menu on Android. Hence, you will need an Android device with root access and Xposed installer to go ahead.
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Things you will need:
- Xposed Framework installed on your rooted Android device.
- “Unknown Sources” enabled from the Settings->Security menu.
Step 1: Install the CustomShare Module from Xposed
To start off, open the Xposed installer app and head over to the Download section, where you can find the search bar. Type in “CustomShare” in the search and hit Enter, and then open the module that is highlighted on the screen.
When you tap on CustomShare, you will be able to see a list of available versions of the module. Look for the most recent update of the module and tap the Download button right next to it, and then hit the Install button when it appears.
Step 2: Remove apps from Share Menu on Android
Once you have installed the module and rebooted your device, head over to the newly installed CustomShare app. In the app, you will be able to a list of all the apps that are featured in the Share menu. The app icon will turn red when you tap on it, which indicates that it has been removed from the Share menu.
However, if you want to remove more clutter by disabling Direct Share targets, press and hold on a particular app icon. This will make the icon turn pink, indicating that the Direct Share targets of the specific app have been disabled.
Were you able to make your Share menu more bearable by removing all the mess from it? Do let us know your thoughts on this guide in the comments section down below.
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