Android’s Nearby Share now available to all Windows users


If you’re in Apple’s ecosystem, then chances are you might be familiar with AirDrop, which allows users to wirelessly share files across devices like iPhone to iPad, iPad to a Mac, Mac to an iPhone, and so on. Google debuted their own version called Nearby Share a couple of years ago, which eventually made its way onto Windows computers.

Now, previously the feature was only available in beta and was limited to a handful of countries like the US. The good news is that if you don’t live in the US but think that this could be a useful feature, then you might be pleased to learn that Nearby Share is now available to all Windows users around the world.

According to Google’s support page, there are some countries where it is not supported which includes Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria, so unless you live in any of those countries, you should be able to take advantage of this feature.

Also, take note that there are some hardware and software requirements you’ll need to meet to get the feature up and running. This includes a 64-bit version of Windows 10 or later, an Android device running at least Android 6.0 or later, Bluetooth connectivity, and you’ll need to make sure that both your Android device and Windows PC are connected to the same WiFi network and are within 16 feet or 5 meters of each other.

Source: 9to5Google

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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