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How to Share a Web Links Externally on Safari iPhone/iPad

The Apple Safari browser for iPhone and iPad can share the links externally using the mediums installed on the device. We can tap the share icon on the browser screen and select the desired channel to share the link externally. The shared link will be automatically sent through the medium to the selected person.

Whenever we find something interesting online, we tend to forward it to friends or family. While we cautiously choose who to send it to, we can also choose the medium.

For example, while browsing the safari, you found a meme that closely relates to a situation between you and your sister. You can either directly share it with your sister or post it publicly, tagging her in the post update. I always prefer the former since it lets us laugh in private. I share a lot of such memes with my sister online.

The Safari browser for iPhone and iPad has a built-in feature to support link-sharing, automatically forwarding the link from the browser on any chosen medium. The apps or medium should be already installed on your Apple device.

The safari share feature is handy that can be used without leaving the Safari browser. The share safari feature is even more powerful when sharing between your Apple devices.

Share a Link Externally

Using various mediums, you can easily share the safari browser link with your friends or family members directly from the Safari browser. You can share the safari browser link in Messages, Mails, and AirDrop.

Here are the steps to share a website link from the Safari browser using an iPhone or iPad:

  1. Launch the Safari browser app on iOS/iPad.
  2. Open the Website URL that you want to share externally.
  3. Tap on the Share icon on the safari window.
  4. Choose the app or medium to continue sharing externally from the Safari browser.
    Share Website Link via External App on iPhone or iPad

This will allow choosing any medium of communication and messaging apps installed on our iOS device for sharing the safari browser link using safari share. Just tap on the app, say, suppose Twitter, and then post the link directly from the Safari browser to Twitter within no time.

You can also choose email, WhatsApp, or even the iMessage app from the list to forward the link. The safari share option works across all mediums.

Bottom Line: Safari iOS/iPadOS Share a Link

The website link-sharing feature is quite useful for everyone. This helps in quickly sharing helpful articles and topics without leaving the browser page. A single click is required to use the safari share and choose a medium, the link will be forwarded to the person or group.

I quickly share the link with my friends and family groups when I find something interesting. The option to share directly from the Safari browser helps in eliminating the extra step to copy-paste the link into the sharing app. One can also use the sharing feature to send the link to Apple devices like iPhones, Macbooks, iPad, etc.

Safari allows you to use any of the social media or apps through which you can share the links to send the URL of any pages. You can add these links to your story and status by tagging someone.

Similarly, you can also share links using the Safari mac computer. The link can be shared via any medium or app installed on your Mac computer.

Share with us how helpful you find this option to share a link directly via the Safari browser on iPhone or iPad. How often do you even use this feature?

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10 thoughts on “How to Share a Web Links Externally on Safari iPhone/iPad”

  1. Hi
    The share link from safari to messenger, on iOS, no longer works. Only option now is to copy and paste. This is a nuisance and the contents of the share are no longer visible to the recipients, just the URL.
    Any suggestions?

  2. Have the same issue – can not share a link from either safari or chrome via Messenger using the share icon on my 100 % updated iPhone SE 2020 – I have tried reinstalling Messenger but it still does not work. It shows up as if it will share it, and I can type a message, but its only the message that gets thorugh. The link is not. any clues?

    1. Hello Morten, that’s kind of weird.
      I just checked on my iPad as well as iPhone XR and it’s working quite well. The links and text messages is getting through. Have you tried using other medium like Mail? Do the problem persist even there?

  3. Hi,
    I have the same problem on my iPad, I can’t share a webpage from safari to messenger, it will send a message though and I can share via email etc. No problems on my android phone all works. Gone through settings and nothing works, can’t delete safari as it is a system app.

  4. Same here… using ios15 0n ipad pro and iphone …. but worse…when safari tries to share it tosses up a whle range of irrelevant inbox emails across bottom of scren then ‘works’ endlessly. This isnt the only glitch in the new ios…. Reminds me of the notoriously bad old days of windows.

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