Nearby Share between your Android devices and Windows is now live


Today, Google announced that the Nearby Share function is now possible between your Android device and Windows computer. For those who don't know, using Nearby Share allows Android users to share media files, documents and more, so it's great to see it available on Windows. 

Of course, before you accept incoming files from your friends and family, you will be asked to approve the request first. Google assures that all files are encrypted when sharing, also, the PC and Android device must be near to each other about 5 metres. The Bluetooth and WiFi must be turned on too. 

Another note that Google wants you to know is that for Nearby Share to work, your Android device must have an Android 6.0 OS version and above. As for Windows, it must be a 64-bit version of Windows 10 and above to work. Currently, the Nearby Share Beta for Windows PC is now live in the US and most countries, except Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria. 

If you want to read the full details, you can visit the official statement page by Google right here. Stay tuned for more trending tech news at