Google Inbox Update Adds Direct Share Functionality

The latest update to Google Inbox is currently rolling out in the Google Play Store and with it comes Direct Share support.  For those who aren’t familiar with it, Direct Share is a feature in Marshmallow that allows your most frequently used contacts to show up in the Share pane of an app.  This is something that several apps have been rolling our recently including Google+, Whatsapp and Hangouts.  Now if you have Inbox installed and you want to share something (say a website), you can use the share function in your browser and share it directly to a contact using Inbox.

The idea behind the feature is to save you time by not having to copy-and-paste the URL in my example to an email and open multiple apps.  Along with the support for Direct Share, the update to

Inbox by Google

Inbox by Google

Inbox also contains several bug fixes and improvements.  Even if the Direct Share feature isn’t a big deal to you, you should probably grab the update anyway just to have the latest fixes in the app.

Google Inbox is continually growing with several user friendly features like auto responses and easy email organization.  It works seamlessly with your Gmail account (actually it is somewhat of a replacement for the Gmail app) but does not support other accounts like Exchange.  If you haven’t checked it out, it’s free and worth a gander.


  1. Jon July 15, 2016
    • Clinton July 16, 2016
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