Share Content on Social Media or via SMS, Email, WhatsApp with the Flutter Plugin.

Are you creating a Mobile Application using Flutter Technology in which user want to share the content on Social media like Facebook or Instagram or want to share the content via WhatsApp, SMS, Email ? So take the advantage of the flutter plugin https://pub.dev/packages/flutter_social_content_share which supports both iOS and Android Platform. Let’s see how it’s done.

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package’s pubspec.yaml file:

dependencies: flutter_social_content_share: ^0.0.3

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with Flutter:

$ flutter pub get

Alternatively, your editor might support flutter pub get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:flutter_social_content_share/flutter_social_content_share.dart';

4. Android Configuration

`xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"`

For example:

<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
package="your package...">
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.SEND_SMS" />

<meta-data
android:name="com.facebook.sdk.ApplicationId"
android:value="@string/facebook_app_id" />
<provider
android:name="com.facebook.FacebookContentProvider"
android:authorities="com.facebook.app.FacebookContentProvider[facebook_app_id]"
android:exported="false" />
<string name="facebook_app_id">xxxxxxxxxx</string>

5. iOS Configuration

<key>LSApplicationQueriesSchemes</key>
<array>
<string>fbapi</string>
<string>fbauth</string>
<string>fbauth2</string>
<string>fbshareextension</string>
<string>fbapi20130214</string>
<string>fbapi20130410</string>
<string>fbapi20130702</string>
<string>fbapi20131010</string>
<string>fbapi20131219</string>
<string>fbapi20140410</string>
<string>fbapi20140116</string>
<string>fbapi20150313</string>
<string>fbapi20150629</string>
<string>instagram</string>
<string>instagram-stories</string>
<string>whatsapp</string>
</array>

<key>NSPhotoLibraryAddUsageDescription</key>
<string>Allow $(PRODUCT_NAME) access to your photo library to upload your profile picture?</string>
<key>NSPhotoLibraryUsageDescription</key>
<string>Allow $(PRODUCT_NAME) access to your photo library to upload your profile picture?</string>
<key>FacebookAppID</key>
<string>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx</string>
<key>FacebookDisplayName</key>
<string>My App</string>
<key>CFBundleURLTypes</key>
<array>
<dict>
<key>CFBundleURLSchemes</key>
<array>
<string>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx</string>
</array>
</dict>
</array>

6. Example

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'dart:async';
import 'package:flutter/services.dart';
import 'package:flutter_social_content_share/flutter_social_content_share.dart';
void main() {
runApp(MyApp());
}
class MyApp extends StatefulWidget {
@override
_MyAppState createState() => _MyAppState();
}
class _MyAppState extends State<MyApp> {
String _platformVersion = 'Unknown';
@override
void initState() {
super.initState();
initPlatformState();
}
// Platform messages are asynchronous, so we initialize in an async method.
Future<void> initPlatformState() async {
String platformVersion;
// Platform messages may fail, so we use a try/catch PlatformException.
try {
platformVersion = await FlutterSocialContentShare.platformVersion;
} on PlatformException {
platformVersion = 'Failed to get platform version.';
}
// If the widget was removed from the tree while the asynchronous platform
// message was in flight, we want to discard the reply rather than calling
// setState to update our non-existent appearance.
if (!mounted) return;
setState(() {
_platformVersion = platformVersion;
});
}
/// SHARE ON FACEBOOK CALL
shareOnFacebook() async {
String result = await FlutterSocialContentShare.share(
type: ShareType.facebookWithoutImage,
url: "https://www.apple.com",
quote: "captions");
print(result);
}
/// SHARE ON INSTAGRAM CALL
shareOnInstagram() async {
String result = await FlutterSocialContentShare.share(
type: ShareType.instagramWithImageUrl,
imageUrl:
"https://post.healthline.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/healthy-eating-ingredients-732x549-thumbnail-732x549.jpg");
print(result);
}
/// SHARE ON WHATSAPP CALL
shareWatsapp() async {
String result = await FlutterSocialContentShare.shareOnWhatsapp(
number: "xxxxxx", text: "Text appears here");
print(result);
}
/// SHARE ON EMAIL CALL
shareEmail() async {
String result = await FlutterSocialContentShare.shareOnEmail(
recipients: ["xxxx.xxx@gmail.com"],
subject: "Subject appears here",
body: "Body appears here",
isHTML: true); //default isHTML: False
print(result);
}
/// SHARE ON SMS CALL
shareSMS() async {
String result = await FlutterSocialContentShare.shareOnSMS(
recipients: ["xxxxxx"], text: "Text appears here");
print(result);
}
///Build Context
@override
Widget build(BuildContext context) {
return MaterialApp(
home: Scaffold(
appBar: AppBar(
title: const Text('Plugin example app'),
),
body: Column(
children: <Widget>[
Text('Running on: $_platformVersion\n'),
RaisedButton(
child: Text("Share to facebook button"),
color: Colors.red,
onPressed: () {
shareOnFacebook();
},
),
RaisedButton(
child: Text("Share to instagram button"),
color: Colors.red,
onPressed: () {
shareOnInstagram();
},
),
RaisedButton(
child: Text("Share to whatsapp button"),
color: Colors.red,
onPressed: () {
shareWatsapp();
},
),
RaisedButton(
child: Text("Share to email button"),
color: Colors.red,
onPressed: () {
shareEmail();
},
),
RaisedButton(
child: Text("Share to sms button"),
color: Colors.red,
onPressed: () {
shareSMS();
},
),
],
),
),
);
}
}

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