One of the great things about Android is that if you don’t like something, it’s very likely that you can change it somehow. This even applies to some parts of the operating system like the share menu, but will stop booting with Android 12: Google doesn’t want apps to replace the Share menu.
This is what the developer of Sharedr has made known, one of the most popular apps for it: changing the Android share menu to a simpler and faster version. The app does not work on Android 12 because Google never wanted this dialog to be editable
Android’s share menu and it’s over
The Android share menu has improved over time, but it’s also true that as versions progress, it fills up with things and sometimes the speed suffers. Fortunately, there are some apps that use nifty methods to replace the share menu, like Sharedr. This way you can have a simpler menu, without Direct sharing, Sharing nearby or new inventions that you might not be too interested in
Sharedr uses an unofficial method so you can configure it as default application to display the share menu, a method that stops working on Android 12 and there is no intention to do it again.
Developer Sharedr himself reported the error to Google, receiving the response that Google had no intention of replacing said menu with third-party apps at any time. As a consequence: will not be corrected:
We never intended to allow apps to replace the share dialog, this “intention” is for applications to launch the share dialog. Being able to override the share dialog is also becoming increasingly impossible – you cannot implement the direct sharing part of the user interface, nor the personal and profile tabs. work in R, etc. It is just not something that can be afforded.
Indeed, under Android 12 the window no longer appears wondering if you want to use System or Sharedr to open Android’s Share menu, as was previously the case with layers from some manufacturers. The app can still technically be used by choosing Sharedr as the app to share with, but that doesn’t make much sense. So much so that its developer claims to have abandoned the project: he will only correct the errors.
In short, from Android 12, the Android share menu will be the one supplied with the systemWhether you like it or not. This, of course, can change in the customization layers of some manufacturers.
Via | XDA