Hit up an AMP (Accelerated Mobile Page) web link on Google recently, and found yourself pulling hairs over how to share the article or post you are reading with a friend? …
The lightweight publishing platform was originally designed to bring mobile web users an arguably well-needed speed increase – as they navigated to posts published by their favourite blogs and websites.
Although it had one significant drawback: Google would hide the original URL under the address of its own ‘AMP’ link, making it almost impossible to share that content easily with others.
The change has already gone live for those on iOS, with Android set to follow in the coming weeks.
Today, that changes:
“When you’re looking at an article you tapped in search results, the AMP header bar will have an anchor button that shows the original link. You can even hold down that button to trigger your browser’s native sharing feature when available,” Fingas reports.
A small change, granted.
But overall, it should make reading AMP-hosted articles that much more convenient – without having to sacrifice that all-important sharing ability.
/ Google Developer Blog, Engadget
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