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Just chatted with Adobe Help and confirmed that there is no workaround for this and it bums me out.

The new export as... function, which is an amazing feature, clips the canvas size automatically to the image size. I work at a company where we have actions saved to automate the resizing of all our assets to specific sizes for web. When we use this feature it screws up the whole workflow. There should DEFINITELY be a an option to make it not clip to the image size. (i.e. 400 x 400px canvas and 300 x 300px image will automatically clip to 300 x300)

The only other way is to save a .png file is by using the save for web function and that dialog box is very clunky and takes forever to save stuff. 

I guess I'll go back to my workaround of building an action to save a png to the desktop via the save for web runction and then re-naming and filing it into a folder on the back end.

VERY inconvenient and I am surprised that Adobe let this one slide.

Hopefully it will change on the next update...
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While you wait for resolution on this, I thought I could offer a workaround...  If you add a layer mask (pixel or vector works) it will trim to the edges of the layer mask instead of to trimming to transparent pixels. Not terribly convenient, but you can record an action like this to help:
1. Select All
2. Create Clipping Mask

Then the "Export As..." will export the entire canvas (as long as that layer has the full-canvas mask on it).

Hope that helps!
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yep. Export As and Generate Assets both had such great potential, but they've remained unfinished since introduced and there are also quite few bugs still around. Additionally frustrating is that you can't even add Export As to an action, so it's mostly useless in an automated workflow.