The multitasking menu in Android 12 has been tweaked over the Beta period, but the layout is mostly unchanged. Google, however, has put a lot of work into making it easier to share content from Recents, and Android 12 Beta 4 adds image support.
Before today’s release, looking at Chrome in the Recents multitasking menu showed a hued link icon in the top-right corner of the app’s card. Tapping reveals the link with shortcuts to Copy or Share, as well as a row of contacts for fast sharing.
Android 12 Beta 4 now sees Recents recognize images and similarly mark them with a generic picture target. Tapping elevates and zooms in on the photo with top shortcuts for Lens, Copy, Share, and Save. This toolbar already exists in Android 11, but Google is now better surfacing it to end users.
Meanwhile, you can tap the row of people or – more delightfully – drag the image over to a contact icon.
More about Android 12:
- Android 12 Beta 4: Game Dashboard now easier to launch w/ in-game quick toggle
- Beta 4: Easter egg goes live, showcasing Material You dynamic colors
- Google logo gets a delightful Material You makeover, more themed icons added
- Here’s everything new in Android 12 Beta 4 [Gallery]
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