Ionic capacitor share plugin not sharing image with whatsapp

I have created this function that shares image very well on many applications, but when it comes to WhatsApp or Instagram it not sharing the image.

I’m using Ionic v5 with capacitor v3


  async shareImage() {
    let receiptName = 'Receipt N:123.png';
    const div = this.screenshotElement.nativeElement;
    const divHeight = div.clientHeight;
    const divWidth = div.clientWidth;
    const options = { background: '#ffffff', width: divWidth, height: divHeight };

    await Filesystem.requestPermissions();

    let base64Data = await domtoimage.toPng(div, options);

    // device shareing
    await Filesystem.writeFile({
      path: receiptName,
      data: base64Data,
      directory: Directory.Cache
    });


    let fileResult = await Filesystem.getUri({
      directory: Directory.Cache,
      path: receiptName
    });

    let imageLink = Capacitor.convertFileSrc(fileResult.uri);

    Share.share({
      title: receiptName,
      text: receiptName,
      url: fileResult.uri,
    })
      .then(() => console.log('Successful share'))
      .catch((error) => console.log('Error sharing ::: ', error));

  }


import

import domtoimage from 'dom-to-image';
import { Share } from '@capacitor/share';
import { Filesystem, Directory, Encoding } from '@capacitor/filesystem';
import { Capacitor } from '@capacitor/core';
import { Camera, CameraResultType } from '@capacitor/camera';

package

 "@capacitor/android": "^3.1.1",
        "@capacitor/app": "^1.0.2",
        "@capacitor/camera": "^1.0.3",
        "@capacitor/cli": "^3.1.1",
        "@capacitor/core": "^3.1.1",
        "@capacitor/filesystem": "^1.0.2",
        "@capacitor/haptics": "^1.0.2",
        "@capacitor/ios": "^3.1.1",
        "@capacitor/keyboard": "^1.0.2",
        "@capacitor/push-notifications": "^1.0.3",
        "@capacitor/share": "^1.0.3",
        "@capacitor/status-bar": "^1.0.2",

stackoverflow

It’s a known issue, some apps don’t detect the images the way Capacitor share plugin shares them, so will need some code changes to make it work

Also, don’t use convertFileSrc, that makes the file url web compatible, but for sharing you need the original file url.

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thanks @jcesarmobile

To whom is interested I solved it by using ionic-native/social-sharing