New Update Nearby Share for Windows - Share files between Android and Windows PCs


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Jan 8, 2011

Today, Nearby Share Beta for Windows is rolling out in the U.S. and select regions globally.

Google’s AirDrop competitor, Nearby Share, is now available on Windows as a beta app. After announcing plans for Nearby Share on Windows at CES 2022, Google has finally shipped the Windows app as a beta to allow Android users to share photos, documents, files, and links between Android devices and Windows PCs.

The Windows Nearby Share just needs to be installed and configured to start sending and receiving files between Android and Windows devices. Google is supporting Windows 10 and up, but ARM-powered Windows laptops aren’t supported right now. You can setup Nearby Share to allow sharing with everyone, just your contacts, or limit it to your own devices.
via Google’s Nearby Share arrives on Windows to let you transfer files between PC and Android


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Aug 17, 2014

Nearby Share for Windows is now officially available​

Today marks the official launch of Nearby Share with Windows, offering improved performance and new functionality that can make it even easier for you to share content and stay productive.

What’s new with Nearby Share on your PC​

Since the app launched in beta in March 2023, Android has continued to improve overall speed and reliability. Updates have helped to reduce crashes and increase the success rate of file transfers. With today’s official release, we’re also adding new product improvements to the Nearby Share for Windows app:
  • We’ve added the estimated time for file transfers to be completed. This can be helpful when you’re sending large files like videos or entire folders and want to see how quickly it will be shared.
  • There is also now an image preview within device notifications to help you confirm that the correct file is being shared.

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