Intelligent Sharing Suggestions
Craig slipped this one in during a preview of iOS 13’s new Dark Mode, but Apple appears to have now baked intelligent sharing suggestions into the Share Sheet, offering up a list of who iOS 13 thinks you may want to share an item with.
What’s particularly interesting here is that the suggestions don’t just highlight people, but also groups, and sharing methods, so if you normally share something with your parents via email but your partner via iMessage, the Share Sheet will indicate that, and use the appropriate method by default.
In the screenshot shown on stage, an iMessage group was shown, as well as individual email recipients. Small icon tags at the bottom-right of each photo show the method for each person. It’s unknown right now whether third-party apps will plug into this, and if so whether developers will need to update their apps specifically to take advantage of the new feature.
In the redesigned Share Sheet, the new suggestions displace AirDrop, which has been demoted from the top row into an individual sharing icon alongside Messages, Mail, and the rest. Apple also appears to have redesigned the Action panel in iOS 13, replacing the row of icons with a vertical list of menu items.