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Google officially announces support for sharing files between Android and Windows devices


Sunday, 02 April 2023 at 08:00 PM

On Friday, Google launched a beta version of its Nearby file sharing feature Adjacent sharing For personal computers running Windows operating system.

According to Aitnews, the American tech company introduced the Nearby Share feature in 2020 as a quick and easy way to share files on nearby devices.

“Now available on nearly 3 billion Android devices, the (Nearby Sharing) feature lets you quickly send and receive content across Android smartphones, tablets, and Chromebooks,” Google said in a blog post.

And the company added: “Today, we’re rolling out the (adjacent sharing) feature to Windows systems as a beta version in select areas, so your multiple devices can work better together.”

As for the mechanism of the (Nearby Sharing) feature with personal computers running Microsoft’s Windows operating system, Google said it is simple, you just need to download the trial (Nearby Sharing) application and install it on a personal computer. You can send files to nearby Android devices or send files to your computer depending on the device’s visibility options.

Google indicated that the experimental (close share) app works with Windows PCs, whether the app is open on the desktop or running in the background.

Sending a photo, video, or document from your computer to a nearby Android device is as easy as dragging and dropping it into the app or selecting Send with Nearby Share from the pop-up menu when you right-click. Select the Android devices you want to share from the pop-up menu.

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If both devices use a Google account, sending files is faster because file transfers are automatically accepted even when the screen is off.

As a beta version, the (Nearby Sharing) feature supports sharing content on Windows computers with Android smartphones and tablets. Later, Google wants to support content sharing with other computing devices.

It is worth noting that the trial (near stock) application for the Android operating system is now available in the United States and several countries around the world: Germany, France, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Finland and Denmark.

Although Google doesn’t mention Turkey among the countries that support this feature, it works, so your country might be among the countries that support the new feature.