Expo client missing pin button (supporting android shortcuts)

When I first started developing expo apps (SDK v17), my android expo client had a pin button, allowing one to create app shortcuts on android’s home screen. For some time now, this feature seems to have disappeared.

I can’t seem to find any information on why this feature is no longer available. Did I miss some announcement?

I am running the latest Expo Client and SDK (v21) testing on two devices (Pixel Android 8.0.0, and Galaxy S4 Android 5.0.1).

Your insight is greatly appreciated.

Have you been on the same android version though development? I think Lollipop changed how pinning worked.

EDIT: Looks like it was indeed removed: https://github.com/expo/expo/issues/491

The Expo Client (ver 23) was updated on my Pixel 11/17/2017 (in support of Expo SDK 23) -AND- the PIN BUTTON IS BACK!

Thought you would want to know.

I am under the impression that the “pin” button has NEVER been available on ios (i.e. only supported on android). Can someone please confirm this?