The sharing menu on Android isn’t exactly great. It’s been a staple of Android and was an icon of app intercompatibility that used to be unique to the platform, but now it’s a little rustic and often very slow.
Fortunately, the old menu will eventually be changed. Dave Burke, VP of Android engineering, has stated that Google is working on a new interface and new method of collecting the apps capable of using what you’re sharing.
It’s a priority, just a big job. We’re working on a redesign with a different underlying data model (push vs pull) that will be much faster and nicer to use.
— Dave Burke (@davey_burke) November 9, 2018
While previously the list was populated every single time you opened the share menu, it seems that the Android team is working on a new system to make this faster.
It’s nice to see the Android team making it a priority. With most of Android revamped and quite nice to use, this old menu is ready for a change.