Nearby Share is a built-in feature of Android that lets you share photos, videos, contacts, links, etc., wirelessly with other Android phones. Now, Google launched Nearby Share app for Windows, allowing you to transfer files between your Android device and Windows computer quickly and wirelessly.

Nearby Share for Windows

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The Nearby Share beta app is available on Windows 10 and newer devices (64-bit) but will not support ARM devices. With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled on your PC, you can quickly transfer photos, videos, documents, audio files, and folders between your Android device and Windows PC.

Here is how to download, install, and set up Google’s Nearby Share app on Windows 11 PC. The Nearby Share for Windows can help, for example, when you want to edit your photos on a larger screen or organize your digital folders.

How to Use Nearby Share to Transfer Files Between Android and Windows PC?

1. Download the Nearby Share app for Windows from Google (link) and install it on your computer.

2. After installing the app, launch it.

3. Next, sign in with your Google account if you want to customize sharing preferences or choose the Use without account option.

4. Next, turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on your Windows and Android devices.

5. From Nearby Share app, select the files or folders you want to send to your phone.

Use Neraby Share app to share files between Windows and Android devices

6. You will now see your device’s name on the Nearby Share app window.

7. Click on your device’s name to send files. Your files will instantly send to your device.

8. To send files from your Android phone to Windows PC via Nearby Share, select files on your phone.

9. Tap the Share button and choose the Nearby Share option.

Send files from Android phone to Windows PC using Nearby Share

10. Your Neraby Share app’s name should display on your phone. Tap on it. The file will send instantly to your PC.

For your information, the Nearby Share Beta app works with your Windows PC whether the app is open on the desktop or running in the background.

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