Google has rolled out a beta version of its Nearby Share feature, which enables users to send photos, documents, and files between PCs and Android devices within 16 feet of each other. Google said that the new program will make sharing between Windows and Android easier, letting you send files over in just a few clicks and taps.

What’s the Use of the Nearby Share Feature?

Previously, the Nearby Share Feature works by allowing users to locally transfer files over Wi-Fi, with the initial device-pairing happening over Bluetooth, the system has been in place for years, but, people were mostly inclined to share files over the internet while others have only android phones which make this features pretty useless. However, the upgraded feature will help numerous Android users have Windows computers.

To send or receive files from or to your Windows-based PC, all you need to do is sign in to the Nearby Share app using your Google account. The file transfers will be automatically accepted even if the screen is off if the user is already logged in to the Nearby Share app on Windows and use the same account as his Android device.

Availability of the Beta Program

The Nearby Share beta is available in the US and most countries globally. The service is currently not available in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.

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