Google introduced NearBy share back in 2020 for quickly sharing files between Android devices. It works similarly to AirDrop. Nearby Share makes a peer-to-peer network between devices for file transfer. Now Google has released Nearby Share for Windows. So, you don’t need data transfer cables for transferring files between Android to Windows.
For using NearBy Share on Windows, you need to download the Nearby Share client for Windows from the official website. After downloading the client, install it on your Windows PC. It will take a few minutes to download relevant files from Google servers and then installation.
It is worth noting that Nearby Share is still in beta, so it may not work perfectly on all devices.
When you first open the NearBy share, it will be set to Hidden. So, you need to change the visibility to start receiving files from other devices. Under the “Receiving” section, you can choose with whom can share files. You can also choose to receive files from everyone, known contacts, your devices only, or no one at all.
After that, select all the photos or files on your Android and go to Share. Here, tap Nearby Share. Then it will look for other devices with NearBy Share enabled. When you see the name of your Windows PC, tap on it. You need to accept the files on the Windows PC before it starts file transfer. It will start sending files to the Windows PC using Nearby Share.
In the same way, you can send files from Windows devices to Android. I have already made a video on it. So, watch the video to see how to transfer files from Android to Windows or from Windows to Android.
Nearby Share for Windows is really a big thing for people who own an Android phone and a Windows laptop. You don’t need to connect phone with laptop using a cable. You just need to keep devices in the Bluetooth range.