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Google’s Nearby Share will soon support group transfers: Here’s a first look

Last month, we reported that Google is preparing to upgrade Nearby Share, Android's alternative to Apple's AirDrop file transferring service, with the ability to share files to multiple people at once. We also reported that Google is changing the feature's device visibility policy to allow you to share files with anyone nearby rather than only...

OnePlus ditches its own File Dash file transfer feature for Google’s Nearby Share

New phone releases typically come with a few surprise features the manufacturer didn't talk about. In the case of the OnePlus 9 series, some users have noticed that a feature is actually missing. A couple of days ago, users on Reddit noticed that the File Dash feature was missing from the OnePlus File Manager app on...

Google is preparing to upgrade Nearby Share with group transfers

When Google launched Nearby Share, the company finally offered Android users a feature that rivaled Apple’s AirDrop. Just a few months later, and Nearby Share is shaping up to be even better. Last week, we spotted two new features coming to Nearby Share, including the ability to share files with multiple people at once. The first new...

Tip: You can tap two phones together to quickly start file transfers in Nearby Share

The patience of Android users was finally rewarded last year when Google, at last, decided to add a functionality that its rival OS had had for years: a simple, fast, and universally accessible file sharing service. Google’s Nearby Share feature is available on any device (with Google Play Services installed) running Android 6.0 and above...

Google’s Nearby Share now lets you share Android apps with friends

Google’s Nearby Share feature in Android is a convenient way to share links, photos, and more with friends and family. Now, you can also take advantage of a new feature that will allow you to easily share Android apps. First announced at the end of 2020 and widely available today, Nearby Share will let you share...

Nearby Share may let you share your WiFi password on Android 12

When you want to share your WiFi password with a lot of people, it can quickly become tedious to do so. Telling people the password is one option, but that gives you less control over who and what devices can connect to your network (and it also pushes you to use a simpler password). Typing...

Google’s Nearby Share will soon let you share your Android apps with your peers

With Nearby Share, you can seamlessly share links, photos, and more with other Android users. It’s a great alternative to Apple’s AirDrop, and it’s getting even better with a new update. Google has announced that Nearby Share will soon be able to share apps from Google Play with other Android users — even without a WiFi...

Google is rolling out Nearby Share, its file-sharing AirDrop clone for Android 6.0+

Last year, we learned that Google was preparing a new file-sharing service for Android. This file-sharing service was originally called "Fast Share" during early iterations, but Google eventually rebranded it to "Nearby Share" during the course of development. We got an early glimpse of the feature in January, and in late June, Google started testing the...

Android’s Nearby Share shows up Windows via Google Chrome, but it’s not working just yet

Google's alternative to Apple's AirDrop sharing feature, called Nearby Share, started rolling out to some users in a Google Play Services beta late last month. Shortly thereafter, Google started rolling out Nearby Share support to Chrome OS, allowing Chromebook users to start sharing files with nearby devices by enabling a couple of experimental flags. Now,...

Chrome OS now supports Google’s Nearby Share file sharing feature

Google has been working on its answer to Apple's AirDrop for a while now, but it finally became available for some users on the latest Google Play Services beta last month. "Nearby Share" is a feature that works through Google Play Services to bring native proximity sharing to nearly all Android devices. There was evidence...

Android’s AirDrop-like Nearby Share feature is rolling out in beta

Google has been working on a sharing feature similar to Apple's AirDrop for a while now. Originally discovered over a year ago as "Fast Share," it was eventually renamed to "Nearby Sharing" and finally just "Nearby Share." The feature is getting very close to a public release as Google has confirmed it's rolling out through...

Android’s Nearby Share file-sharing feature may support Chrome OS, Windows, macOS, and Linux thanks to Google Chrome

Apple's ecosystem is very cohesive and one of the best examples of that is AirDrop. The feature makes it super simple to share files across Apple devices without needing anyone to install a third-party app. On the Android side, things are a lot messier. While companies behind some of the best Android phones like OnePlus,...