- Nearby Share now on Windows 10, allows file transfer between Android and Windows devices.
- Requires Bluetooth and WiFi, proximity within 5m, or the same WiFi network for faster transfer.
- Choose sharing options and files are End-to-End Encrypted.
Google has finally introduced Android’s Nearby Share to Windows. Google announced this back at the 2022 CES and after a year it is finally launched now. The application allows Android and Windows devices to transfer files between them.
The Nearby Share app can be downloaded from Android.com. This app is available in windows 10 and later versions, for this application to work both Bluetooth and WiFi needs to be enabled. And both devices need to be in 5m proximity. If both devices are connected to the same WiFi the connection would be even faster and smoother.
After downloading the application a prompt will appear where you can sign in and sync your devices. The application same as Android’s version of nearby share allows users to select a few options. You can either select Everyone, Contacts, or Just me.
Once the file is shared you are presented with two choices, you can either open it or you can choose to dismiss it. According to Google, the files are End to End Encrypted.
In conclusion, Google is introducing Android’s Nearby Share to Windows. The File transfer can be done between devices seamlessly with E2E encryption. This app is available on Windows 10 and later versions.