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How to Share Files using an App in Windows 10

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In Windows 10, you can directly share files using installed UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps such as Mail, Twitter, OneNote, Cortana Reminders, Facebook, etc...

This tutorial will show you how to directly share files using UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps from the Share UI in Windows 10.

Note   Note
Starting with Windows 10 build 15002, Microsoft has redesigned the Windows sharing experience to be more app-focused and integrated with where you are sharing from. The new Windows Share experience will pop-up the new share flyout within the app you are sharing from and give you a list of applications you can share to. This list changes based on your usage.

The Win+H hotkey, used in the old Windows share experience, has also been removed.

Starting with Windows 10 build 16215, the Share UI will now include people-first sharing for contacts from your People app.
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Starting with Windows 10 build 16199, Microsoft added a new Copy link option in the Share UI to copy a URL link to your clipboard when you’re sharing a link – like a website in Microsoft Edge, or an app from Store , so you easily can paste it into your app of choice.
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Here's How:

1. Do step 2 (File Explorer) or step 3 (Photos) below for how you would like to share files.


 2. To Share File(s) from File Explorer

A) While in File Explorer, select one or more files you want to share, click/tap on the Share tab, click/tap on the Share button in the ribbon, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

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 3. To Share Image from Photos app

A) While you have an image opened in the Photos app, click/tap on the Share button in the Photos app, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

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4. In the Share UI, click/tap on an app you want to share from. (see screenshot below)
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You can click/tap on an app suggestion to install the app and have it available to share from.

If an UWP app you want to share from is not listed, then you can click/tap on the Get apps in Store link to find and install the app to have available afterwards.

Only installed apps that support the file type you are trying to share will be listed.


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5. Fill out any addition information and follow any addition steps in the selected app to share the file(s) from. (see screenshots below)
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You will need to be logged in to your account for the app to be able share from it. You will be prompted to log in to the app if you are not already.



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That's it,
Shawn