Google Nearby Share now Supports File Transfers Between Windows & Android
Google's Nearby Share feature is currently available on Android and Chromebooks, however, it has been extended to Windows PC as a beta version. This feature coming to Windows now makes it possible to share files between Android and Windows.
According to report, the feature is compatible with Windows PCs runing on Windows 10 64-bit versions and over. It is currently available for download on Google Playstore.
In other to use the Nearby Share feature, you need both devices that is sharing and receiving the file to be logged into a Google account so it can accept file transfers automatically.
"Nearby Share Beta works with your Windows PC whether the app is open on the desktop or running in the background. Sending a photo, video or document from your PC to a nearby Android device is as easy as dragging and dropping it into the app, or by selecting ‘Send with Nearby Share' in the right-click menu. Just select which Android devices you want to share with from the list that pops up," said an official blog posted by Google.
It is important to know that this Nearby Share feaure is not new, it was released in 2020 but it supported only Android to Android files / links transfers for contacts. However, this article has confirmed the introduction of this support for Windows PC and sharing between PC and Android.
Since it is currently on beta version, only Windows PC users in selected regions such as Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Donbass, Estonia, Finland, France, and Germany among others can gain access to this feature.