Google has released a stable version of the Nearby Share app for computers running Windows. With this tool, you can exchange files between PC and Android devices quickly and conveniently.
The Nearby Share app connects your Android smartphone to your computer and allows you to quickly transfer various files between them, such as photos or audio recordings. It can also be used to transfer files to other nearby smartphones and computers. The app has been available for Android for a long time and makes it easier for smartphone and tablet users to share files. Now Google has simplified file sharing between PCs and Android devices.
According to the available data, the range of the Nearby Share function is about 5 meters. As for mobile devices, the Nearby Share tool is present by default in gadgets running Android 6 and later versions of the software platform. Windows 10 or Windows 11 users need to download the appropriate application themselves. Devices with ARM processors are not currently supported.
After downloading and installing the application, you need to sign in with your Google account and check the device’s visibility settings. Depending on requirements, the user can make his device visible to everyone, individual contacts or completely deactivate the Nearby Share function. The data is transferred via Bluetooth or WLAN. Therefore, for the feature to work properly, you also need to make sure that the wireless network is working properly.