Share Custom Recipes

How to share recipes with your friends or family

Recipe sharing in MacroFactor is simple and straightforward.

To start, pull up your recipes by tapping the quick actions button (the + button on the bottom middle of your screen), and selecting “Recipes.”

If you log food using speed mode (default), tap on the recipe you’d like to share. Below the calorie and macronutrient information for the recipe, you’ll see a row of buttons, including “Prepare,” “Edit,” “Share,” “Duplicate,” “Explode,” “To Custom,” and “Delete.” Tap “Share.”

If you log food using context mode, swipe from right to left on the recipe you’d like to share. This will reveal a “Share” button – tap that button.

This will pull up a sharing menu that you should be familiar with – it’s the same sharing menu your phone would use if you tapped a “Share” button in most other apps. You can share a link to the recipe using a variety of apps, or by simply copying the recipe’s URL and sharing it yourself.

When you share a custom link with someone, it will bring the entire recipe into their account, including ingredients, recipe notes, and preparation steps (if you added them). Sharing a recipe doesn’t just send the basic calorie and macronutrient information with another user (which is how “recipe sharing” works in some other apps you may be familiar with). So, if they want to tweak the recipe, explode the recipe to tweak ingredient quantities, log a different serving size, or include the recipe as an ingredient in another recipe, they’ll be able to.

Of note, the recipe link is a special type of link called a “deep link.” Since deep links can be used maliciously (to be clear, MacroFactor recipe links are 100% safe), some messaging apps are a little uncomfortable with them. So, if you find that you have issues sending MacroFactor recipe links to a friend or family member using one messaging platform, try sending it using another messaging platform.

If you're on Android, and experiencing any trouble, try these two common fixes:

  1. If you go to Android app settings, then MacroFactor, then “Set as default”, then “supported web addresses”, you’ll want both of these toggles to be in the off position. Normally, off is the default position, but it may currently be on.

  2. If using Firefox as your default browser, turn this on:

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