Microsoft finally launched the Nearby share app for Windows app that works with Android devices. This means now you can share files between Android devices and Windows laptops. Microsoft announced this back in CES 2022. However, Microsoft has launched it in the beta stage. On my testing, it works flawlessly and the transferring of data was instant. So, now we have an ecosystem between a windows laptop and an Android device. If you also want to try it, then here is a quick tutorial along with the link to download nearby share for the windows laptop.
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Thanks to Mishaal Rahman for pointing out this soft launch by Microsoft and google. He was the one who found out and tweeted about the same.
Woohoo, finally! Nearby Share for Windows is finally here (in beta)! It was announced all the way back in CES 2022 and is finally available today for Windows PCs running Windows 10 and up (no ARM support yet). pic.twitter.com/ZUuj51ZBOQ
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) March 31, 2023
How To use Nearby Share On Windows and Android
- On your windows 10 or 11 laptop download the nearby share app from here.
- Open it and install the app on your computer.
- Now, open the Nearby share app on your computer and sign in with your Google account for a reliable connection between your laptop and your Android smartphone.
- Once you have logged in, just open your Android phone select the file you want to share and tap share via nearby share, you should see your laptop in the nearby sharing screen.
- Tap on your laptop’s name from your smartphone and then tap on accept on your laptop to accept the incoming file from your smartphone.
- That’s it, now you can easily share files between your Android smartphone and your laptop that too wirelessly.
This was a quick tutorial on how to download, install and use nearby share on windows laptops to share files. Nearby share was launched by google a few years ago to share files between Android devices, and now that app has made it to windows. allowing users to share files easily. Microsoft Windows and Android are working hard to make an ecosystem that can compete with Apple. Somewhere down the line, they are doing things correctly and step by step. The Microsoft Link to windows also works flawlessly and have been improving over the years to the point that, now a lot of users have actually started using the app to sync their notifications and other important functionality of their smartphone to their laptops.