Google has extended its Nearby Share feature to Windows PCs in beta, following its availability on Android phones and Chromebooks. The feature is comparable to Apple’s Airdrop and allows for quick and easy file sharing between Android devices and Windows PCs. The app can be downloaded from the Google Android website and is compatible with Windows 10 and up, with the 64-bit version of the operating system required.
Both the sharing and receiving devices must be logged in to the same Google account to accept file transfers automatically. The feature works whether the app is open or running in the background on the desktop.
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Google first launched Nearby Share in 2020, initially allowing file sharing only between Android devices. Later updates allowed simultaneous transfers with multiple users. However, it is only now that the beta version of the feature has been launched for Windows PCs.