ionic capacitor share plugin not sharing image with whatsapp

Issue

I have created this function that shares image very well on many applications, but when it comes to WhatsApp or Instagram it not sharing the image.

I’m using Ionic v5 with capacitor v3


  async shareImage() {
    let receiptName = 'Receipt N:123.png';
    const div = this.screenshotElement.nativeElement;
    const divHeight = div.clientHeight;
    const divWidth = div.clientWidth;
    const options = { background: '#ffffff', width: divWidth, height: divHeight };

    await Filesystem.requestPermissions();

    let base64Data = await domtoimage.toPng(div, options);

    // device shareing
    await Filesystem.writeFile({
      path: receiptName,
      data: base64Data,
      directory: Directory.Cache
    });


    let fileResult = await Filesystem.getUri({
      directory: Directory.Cache,
      path: receiptName
    });

    let imageLink = Capacitor.convertFileSrc(fileResult.uri);

    Share.share({
      title: receiptName,
      text: receiptName,
      url: fileResult.uri,
    })
      .then(() => console.log('Successful share'))
      .catch((error) => console.log('Error sharing ::: ', error));

  }


import

import domtoimage from 'dom-to-image';
import { Share } from '@capacitor/share';
import { Filesystem, Directory, Encoding } from '@capacitor/filesystem';
import { Capacitor } from '@capacitor/core';
import { Camera, CameraResultType } from '@capacitor/camera';

package

 "@capacitor/android": "^3.1.1",
        "@capacitor/app": "^1.0.2",
        "@capacitor/camera": "^1.0.3",
        "@capacitor/cli": "^3.1.1",
        "@capacitor/core": "^3.1.1",
        "@capacitor/filesystem": "^1.0.2",
        "@capacitor/haptics": "^1.0.2",
        "@capacitor/ios": "^3.1.1",
        "@capacitor/keyboard": "^1.0.2",
        "@capacitor/push-notifications": "^1.0.3",
        "@capacitor/share": "^1.0.3",
        "@capacitor/status-bar": "^1.0.2",

Solution

I found that @capacitor/share has this known issue.

see: https://github.com/ionic-team/capacitor-plugins/issues/196

I solved it by using

npm install cordova-plugin-x-socialsharing
npm install @ionic-native/social-sharing
ionic cap sync

see: https://ionicframework.com/docs/native/social-sharing

Answered By – Mansour Alnasser

Answer Checked By – David Marino (AngularFixing Volunteer)

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