(CTN NEWS) – Nearby Share Beta, a utility designed to make it simpler for Android users to transfer files between their mobile devices and Windows, is now available from Google.
It happens long after Google first mentioned it in January 2022 as part of its commitment to better integrate its mobile OS with Microsoft’s platform.
Google first revealed its goals for enhancing compatibility between the Android and Windows operating systems at CES in January 2022.
In addition to Fast Pair, which enables quick device setup and pairing, Nearby Share Beta allows users to send and receive text messages, pictures, and other files.
The Nearby Share Beta software for Windows is now accessible, though it is still in beta
The design was introduced in 2020 to enable quick file transfers between Android smartphones, tablets, and Chromebooks.
A 64-bit version of Windows 10 or later, as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, are listed as prerequisites by Google. Devices from Arm are not supported.
According to Google, users of Nearby Share will be able to move whole folders, papers, videos, audio files, and more between Android and Windows devices.
The feature, which gives users control over who can discover a device and send files, was created with safety and privacy in mind. Users can choose whether everyone, friends and family, or just one individual can do this.
You can drag and drop files from a PC to an Android smartphone, or you can right-click and choose “Send with Nearby Share.”
The files will be shared as long as the two devices are within 16 feet of one another
While using the feature requires logging into your Google account, you can transmit files to anyone whose Nearby Share setting is enabled and whose devices are discoverable to you.
Make sure Bluetooth, location, and Nearby Share are enabled in the settings app of your smartphone before turning on Nearby Share.
Although there are many third-party applications and even Microsoft’s own Phone Link that perform the same function as Nearby Share Beta, the fact that this one is from the company that created Android should make it more user-friendly.
In the US and most other nations around the globe, the Nearby Share beta is accessible.
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