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Filter out Intents you don"t want to show from a IntentChooser dialog. For example your own app, competing apps or just apps you have a share integration by SDK already :) Based on
// Usage:
// blacklist
String[] blacklist = new String[]{"com.any.package", "net.other.package"};
// your share intent
Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND);
intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, "some text");
intent.putExtra(android.content.Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, "a subject");
// ... anything else you want to add
// invoke custom chooser
startActivity(generateCustomChooserIntent(intent, blacklist));
// Method:
private Intent generateCustomChooserIntent(Intent prototype, String[] forbiddenChoices) {
List<Intent> targetedShareIntents = new ArrayList<Intent>();
List<HashMap<String, String>> intentMetaInfo = new ArrayList<HashMap<String, String>>();
Intent chooserIntent;
Intent dummy = new Intent(prototype.getAction());
List<ResolveInfo> resInfo = getPackageManager().queryIntentActivities(dummy, 0);
if (!resInfo.isEmpty()) {
for (ResolveInfo resolveInfo : resInfo) {
if (resolveInfo.activityInfo == null || Arrays.asList(forbiddenChoices).contains(resolveInfo.activityInfo.packageName))
HashMap<String, String> info = new HashMap<String, String>();
info.put("packageName", resolveInfo.activityInfo.packageName);
info.put("simpleName", String.valueOf(resolveInfo.activityInfo.loadLabel(getPackageManager())));
if (!intentMetaInfo.isEmpty()) {
// sorting for nice readability
Collections.sort(intentMetaInfo, new Comparator<HashMap<String, String>>() {
public int compare(HashMap<String, String> map, HashMap<String, String> map2) {
return map.get("simpleName").compareTo(map2.get("simpleName"));
// create the custom intent list
for (HashMap<String, String> metaInfo : intentMetaInfo) {
Intent targetedShareIntent = (Intent) prototype.clone();
targetedShareIntent.setClassName(metaInfo.get("packageName"), metaInfo.get("className"));
chooserIntent = Intent.createChooser(targetedShareIntents.remove(targetedShareIntents.size() - 1), getString(R.string.share));
chooserIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_INITIAL_INTENTS, targetedShareIntents.toArray(new Parcelable[]{}));
return chooserIntent;
return Intent.createChooser(prototype, getString(R.string.share));
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do not use Arrays.asList() inside loop, you are recreating same list again and again.


Doesn't work for Intent.ACTION_VIEW unfortunately


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Wow man , this helped allot!!!!!! thank you thank you!!!!!!!!


I've created a version of this with a whitelist instead of blacklist, and also cleaned the code in the process:

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