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Sharing images and web pages [How To]

Everyone loves to share, which is why there is a huge part of Windows Phone 7 that is focused on social connections and platforms. As well as engaging with your friends while on the go, you may find yourself browsing the web within Internet Explorer an feel the need to share an image you see on a website, or the web page itself.

While offline and browsing through our photo albums there is fantastic social integration with the ability to share images to your online profiles and through other services, but what about while online? Via email, you can send any image or web page straight from your browser to a recipient of your choice, which can come in handy should you be the sharing type and wish to save a good number of clicks (or in our case – presses) when sending some useful content to your contact(s).

Sending an image from a current web page is simple enough, simply press and hold on the picture you wish to share and a menu will pop up with a “share” option. Then select your desired email account to send from and an email composition window will then slide into view. If you wish to send the entire web page as opposed to just an image, press on the “…” at the bottom left of the browser and select “share”. Again, an email account selection will appear and then a composition window. 

Windows Phone 7 makes simple tasks easier and faster for people to complete and communicating in more complex ways is possible, rivaling with competing platforms. What do you share while browsing around; do you use this feature regularly?

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While I like and have used the Share features in WP7 IE a number of times I was amazed that they didn't have 'Facebook' as one of the options.Especially as without Copy and Paste there was no way to get a URL across to the Facebook Share URL page (http://www.facebook.com/share.php) Even after NoDo it would be a lot easier to go 'Share' > 'Facebook' and have that append the current page URL so that it's ready for you to either just share it or add a comment. Seeing as the phone knows when a Facebook account as been configured it would be very easy to have this option only appear for those who've choosed to link their Facebook account.

So why can't we select several images to share at the same time. I keep finding myself wanting to upload several images to Facebook and I can only upload one at a time. Same problem with sharing via sms. With email, I can select to add a file and repeat until all files are added, but it would be nice to be able to select several images at one time after clicking the Paperclip. I'm just saying...