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Customizing share

With the share options in the new Connections header, users can share the page that they're currently viewing with other users within Connections or on external applications.

Share Action Share in Connections Dialog

The share action doesn’t leverage specific custom styles, and instead inherits styles from the modal component.

Configuring sharing options and behaviors

Modify sharing to add different options and behaviors, most commonly to introduce sharing to third-party applications like Microsoft Teams. The following example outlines the specific configuration required to add Microsoft Teams as a sharing option, but generally applies to other options as well.

    "name": "MS Teams Share Extension",
    "title": "MS Teams Share",
    "description": "Share extension to share link of current page into a Teams channel",
    "services": [
    "state": "enabled",
    "extensions": [
            "name": "MS Teams Share",
            "type": "com.hcl.share.extension",
            "payload": {
                "title": "Share in Teams",
                "include-files": [
                "cache-headers": {
                    "cache-control": "max-age=43200"
                "className": "teams-share-button",
                "icon": {
                    "type": "svg",
                    "data": "data:image/svg+xml;base64,PHN2Zy ... 3N2Zz4="
            "path": "global",
            "state": "enabled"

The most important properties are as follows:

  • name

    Defines the name that is used to show the added option in the dropdown list of sharing options. The dropdown appears if there is at least one share extension defined, and contains all available and enabled share extensions.

  • type

    The extension by which share extensions are recognized.

  • icon

    Defines the image that is used to represent the added option in the dropdown list of sharing options.

    Share Action Options Dropdown

  • include-files

    Defines an additional JavaScript resource, which is added to the DOM to execute a specific function. This JavaScript resource is expected to contain the openShareExtension function, which should contain the logic to open the dialog to the appropriate system.

    You can add this file, for example using Customizer, but generally this simply needs to be a static resource that is available to all users. For example, the JavaScript file specified in the previous example named connections-teams-share-extension-8.0.js has the following contents:

    function openShareExtension() {   
    let shareUrl = `${window.location.href}&referrer=${}&s=${}`;
    shareUrl = shareUrl.replace(/(href=).*?(&)/, '$1' + encodeURIComponent(window.location.href) + '$2');, '_blank', 'width=700,height=600');        
    Which would lead to the following dialog being displayed in a new tab:

    Share to Microsoft Teams Dialog

Parent topic: Customizing the user interface