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Less intuitive sharing after updating

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Hi. Nowhere can I find a place to comment on the update. I am writing this in the hope that Technical Support will read this and will implement improvements in the future.

I update Firefox to version 79.0.5 on Android. The question is whether it is possible to restore this sharing in some options or do I just have to install an earlier version for it to work?

Before the update, when I shared any page from any browser, I had the option to "share to device" without having to launch the page on Firefox. It helped a lot, flipping the pages to the computer for reading later. Now, this option is unavailable.

Now, in the share menu I only have a "Firefox" icon and the page opens in my browser where I need to find the share icon and then find my device. It takes much more time and is less intuitive. The second thing, previously, the choice of the device was easier to read because the entire name was displayed. Now there is only the beginning part of the name.

I made a screen of what it looked like before (white theme) and now (black theme). Best regards.

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That's right. Can you file a bug on https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/issues ?

Thanks.

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That's right. Can you file a bug on https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/issues ?

Thanks.

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For reference this seems to be the issue logged for this: https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/issues/1523

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Gregory said

For reference this seems to be the issue logged for this: https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/issues/1523

No, that is feature request, here that feature has gone/disappeared. Different scenario.

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Is there update on this? It is really annoying to open ff and then share... it was wonderful feature direct from share to send link to other device...

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This still doesn't seem to have been added back to fenix. Installed Nightly to check as well, and it just kept crashing on my Samsung A51

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As suggested by the TyDraniu, I reported this problem to github. https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/issues/14123

Then the thread was attached to previous queries about this topic.  

https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/issues/1523#issuecomment-679461313

Currently the problem is status: "vesta0 vesta0 added this to Q4 in Fenix Product Backlog on 12 Oct 2020"

I wonder when this will be reintroduced.