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Share: The Icon No One Agrees On


What do each of these symbols have in common? They are all trying to convey the exact same action - share! Sharing to a social network or via email is a ubiquitous action nowadays but designers have still not been able to reach a consensus on what symbol to use to represent it. Not only does each major platform use a different icon, but they've each witnessed changes over the years.

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And none of them are great. So we'll all keep iterating. 

Yes, and it's still broken to this day in ios 6 and 7.  If you take a picture, you used to be able to click immediately on that picture and share it.  NO longer. 

That's awful. Hopefully iOS 8 fixes that?

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