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Google makes it easy to share files between Windows and Android

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Google makes it easy to share files between Windows and Android

A file sharing feature familiar from Android is now also available on Windows
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The users of Windows and Androids will be able to more easily transfer data between the two platforms. This becomes possible after adapting to Windows of familiar functionality from Android.

Google has made Android’s built-in Nearby Share feature available on Windows, according to a blog post. It will simplify data exchange between mobile devices and computers, sending files and entire folders with a few clicks.

The Nearby Share feature made its debut on Android a few years ago. Devices are paired via Bluetooth and files are transferred via a local Wi-Fi network.

The same functionality for Windows PCs promises to be in demand, as many Android phone owners also have PCs running Microsoft’s operating system.

Using the Nearby Share Beta for Windows app is easy. The installation file is downloaded from the Android site, and during the installation it is enough to press “Next” several times. You’ll need a 64-bit Windows 10 or 11 PC with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, while Arm processor models aren’t compatible with the feature.

File sharing is done via drag-and-drop in the Windows app or via the Share menu on Android, ArsTechnica explains in a post about the new functionality.

It is recommended that the user sign in to their Google Account from the Windows app – otherwise they will need to confirm each transfer on both the computer and the phone. When logged into his account, the user can set up automatic acceptance of files from his devices, from contacts or from “everyone”.

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