React Native Receive Sharing Intent

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React Native Receive Sharing Intent

A React Native plugin that enables React Native apps to receive sharing photos, videos, text, urls or any other file types from another app


The react-native-receive-sharing-intent plugin is designed for React Native applications to receive various types of shared content, such as photos, videos, text, URLs, or other file types, from other applications. This plugin also provides support for iOS Share extension and automatic launch of the host app.


  • Receive Sharing Content: Receive photos, videos, text, URLs, or other file types from other apps.
  • Support for iOS Share Extension: Enables interaction with iOS Share extension functionality.
  • Automatic Launch: Launch the host app automatically when sharing content.


To install the react-native-receive-sharing-intent plugin, follow these steps:

  1. Install the package using npm:
npm install react-native-receive-sharing-intent
  1. Link the package with the project using either: For React Native 0.60 and newer:
cd ios && pod install && cd ..
npx react-native run-ios

For React Native earlier than 0.60:

react-native link react-native-receive-sharing-intent


The react-native-receive-sharing-intent plugin simplifies the process of receiving shared content in React Native applications, supporting various file types and providing seamless integration with iOS Share extension. By following the installation guide, developers can easily incorporate this functionality into their projects for enhanced user interaction.


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