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Nearby Share will soon let you quickly share files between your devices without requiring approval

Nearby Share is Google’s answer to Apple’s AirDrop. It’s a convenient way for Android and Chrome OS users to share files with other devices. The feature uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to send photos, video, links, and other files between Android and Chromebooks, and it works both offline and online. Currently, when you share a file...

Nearby Share on Android now officially supports group transfers

Nearby Share is one of the fastest and easiest ways to transfer photos, videos, and other data from one Android or Chrome OS device to another, similar to how Apple AirDrop works. However, the feature has been lacking the ability to send one file to multiple recipients at once, which Google is finally addressing. Google was...

Google preps new Self Share feature for Nearby Share on Chrome OS

At CES this year, Google announced a couple of new features for Chrome OS that will help Chromebooks better synergize with Android phones. The company revealed that it's adding a new Quick Setup feature to Chrome OS, which will let you use your Android phone to set up a new Chromebook and give it immediate...

Google takes a crack at AirDrop with Nearby Share for Android-Windows

Along with a host of new features to make Android phones and Chromebooks synergize better than ever before, Google is also working on a new feature to offer seamless interoperability between Android phones and Windows PCs. The company highlighted this upcoming feature in its CES 2022 keynote and, based on the information provided, the feature...

Nearby Share is starting to roll out group transfers and “everyone” device visibility

Sharing files between Android phones used to be pretty tricky, because there wasn't always a simple, fast, and unified way to wirelessly transfer files between devices. That changed last year with the launch of Nearby Share, which is essentially AirDrop for Android. The file-sharing service is baked into Google Play Services, which comes preinstalled on...

Files by Google is rolling out a Trash folder for some users

As we spotted in December, Files by Google is preparing to add a Trash folder feature that will let you temporarily delete folders from your device until the app permanently deletes them 30 days later. The feature is now rolling out for some users of version 1.0.378055542 of the Files by Google app for Android. Our...

Chrome OS 91 adds Nearby Share for file transfer between Chromebooks and Android

In June last year, we first learned that Android's Nearby Share feature would make its way to several other platforms, including Chrome OS, Windows, macOS, and Linux. We were able to try the feature on Chrome OS soon thereafter by enabling a couple of experimental flags. Now, almost a year after we first spotted the...

Android’s Nearby Share can now alert you when someone wants to share – even if you’ve turned it off

It's been a long time coming for Google to come up with an alternative to Apple's AirDrop for Android devices, but finally, last year, they did it: Google launched Nearby Share. It's a feature that's present on both Android smartphones and Chrome OS computers and allows data to be transferred via Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy,...

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...