How to exclude a specific application from ACTION_SEND Intent? Code Answer

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I have used the following codes to exclude facebook app from my app chooser:

 List<Intent> targetedShareIntents = new ArrayList<Intent>();
    Intent intent = new Intent(android.content.Intent.ACTION_SEND);
    List<ResolveInfo> resInfo = getActivity().getPackageManager().queryIntentActivities(intent, 0);
    if (!resInfo.isEmpty()) {
        for (ResolveInfo resolveInfo : resInfo) {
            String packageName = resolveInfo.activityInfo.packageName;
            Intent targetedShareIntent = new Intent(android.content.Intent.ACTION_SEND);
            targetedShareIntent.putExtra(android.content.Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, "");
            if (!TextUtils.equals(packageName, "com.facebook.katana")) {

                targetedShareIntent.putExtra(android.content.Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, st);
                targetedShareIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM, screenshotUri);

        Intent chooserIntent = Intent.createChooser(targetedShareIntents.remove(0), "Select app to share");
        chooserIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_INITIAL_INTENTS, targetedShareIntents.toArray(new Parcelable[targetedShareIntents.size()]));

Facebook app was removed when I used the code. But the sad part was, even Twitter app was also removed from the app chooser and other unnecessary apps like “Android system” was listed on the chooser . What should i do ? Is something missing or wrong with this code ?


Check my answer below. It will exclude only facebook application from sharing.

 void shareOnOtherSocialMedia() {

    List<Intent> shareIntentsLists = new ArrayList<Intent>();
    Intent shareIntent = new Intent();
    List<ResolveInfo> resInfos = getPackageManager().queryIntentActivities(shareIntent, 0);
    if (!resInfos.isEmpty()) {
      for (ResolveInfo resInfo : resInfos) {
        String packageName = resInfo.activityInfo.packageName;
        if (!packageName.toLowerCase().contains("facebook")) {
          Intent intent = new Intent();
          intent.setComponent(new ComponentName(packageName,;
      if (!shareIntentsLists.isEmpty()) {
        Intent chooserIntent = Intent.createChooser(shareIntentsLists.remove(0), "Choose app to share");
        chooserIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_INITIAL_INTENTS, shareIntentsLists.toArray(new Parcelable[]{}));
      } else
        Log.e("Error", "No Apps can perform your task");


And call the above function wherever you want. Let me know for queries.

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