Google started rolling out the March feature drop for Pixel phones with plenty of new features from earlier today. It has now been discovered that the update brings the option to pin apps in the share menu as well. Google first debuted this feature in the first Android 11 Developer Preview, but the company has decided to make this feature available in Android 10 to Pixel owners right away instead of making them wait months for it.
To pin apps, bring up the share menu, long-press on the app icon that you want to pin and then select the "Pin" option. A maximum of four pinned apps will be shown at once. If you pin more apps, Google will simply replace it with the already pinned apps. Pinned apps won't show at the very top of the share menu though, that space is reserved for Direct Share suggestions. Instead, pinned apps will sit in a row of their own right below the Direct Share panel.
Google revamped the share menu in Android 10 to make it faster and more useful. The ability to pin apps to it now further increases its usability. Non-Pixel devices are likely going to get the ability to pin apps in the share menu with the Android 11 update later this year.