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The silly icons used to indicate sharing in apps

15
Jun
2014

Share is a nearly universal concept in the apps we use daily on our phones and tablets: heres a thing I want to put in an email, a text message, a status update, or a tweet. Yet, as designer Min Ming Lo points out, the icons used to indicate that concept are strange and completely different depending on the platform youre using. iOS uses something that looks a bit like youre uploading a file; Android uses three interconnected dots; Windows uses a circle; others use a graph or even a wrapped gift.

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