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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...

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...