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How to get URL from a browser(Chrome, Firefox…) while sharing highlighted text on react native app?  RSS feed

 
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In my react native app I am trying to get URL with the highlighted text from
any browser, I used ShareMenu to get highlighted text but failed to get URL, If any user highlighted any text from any website in a browser I want that website URL also, how can I achieve this I have tried many ways but failed, please suggest any solution.
 
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I'm not sure I'm understanding correctly - are you saying that the app is supposed to be monitoring all browser activity for text that the user is highlighting? That sounds nefarious - please elaborate what the use case is.

If you merely want the user to be able to use your app to act on highlighted text, you can implement it using custom text processing actions: https://medium.com/androiddevelopers/custom-text-selection-actions-with-action-process-text-191f792d2999
 
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I mean if any user highlighted any text from any website in a browser I want that website URL also.
 
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Ok, that doesn't describe the use case (which is the WHY of what you intend to do), but it does confirm that I understood correctly. That sounds creepy - would the user know that your app intends to collect this information? TellTheDetails about the use case.

Since you didn't mention the custom text processing idea I mentioned, may we assume that you looked at it, and concluded that it does not meet your needs?
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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