OOTB Sharing options in Internet Explorer - by The Deeds

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ID 806762 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 9
Opened 10/28/2013 8:45:47 AM
Access Restriction Public


Please introduce sharing in Internet Explorer right out-of-the-box.

Following is a concept (please note I am not a designer, so don't expect high-end graphics):


You will observe:

- The new sharing icon in the address bar is taken from Windows 8x Charms menu.

- The QR code makes it easy to share with mobile devices.

- The short code makes it easy to send via tweets/SMS etc. where we have character limit. You guys can consume http://viz.ms (domain is available to register) in contrast with http://aka.ms (which is for MSFT employees only), and use the same URL shortening logic for aka.ms. 

- The copy logo is taken from imageres.dll (File Explorer's ribbon menu copy logo without folder).

- Link to Microsoft's "Read It Later" app, available in Windows Store.

- Announce: To share the current link on social media of your choice (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Microsoft's Socl, Google +1). Icons taken from Socl sprite http://az369334.vo.msecnd.net/3.0/css/img/socl-icons-1x-v27.png (You guys can leverage Casablanca project on Codeplex for this one!)

- Favourites graphic is that of IE's ("add to favourites" icon might make more sense).

I truly believe that this will add value to user's productivity and shall give IE extra advantage over other browsers. 

And I wish that a relevant person gets this feedback and convince the bosses to include this useful feature in the next update.

Thank you :->
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Posted by Microsoft on 4/4/2016 at 9:53 AM
We've moved! This issue is now being tracked at https://developer.microsoft.com/microsoft-edge/platform/issues/548601/
Posted by Microsoft on 11/19/2013 at 9:02 AM
Thank you for your feedback. We will be investigating this issue further.

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team