A NEW Airdrop-like feature has just been unveiled for Android users.
For many years, Apple users have been able to enjoy its revolutionary Airdrop tool.
Airdrop lets Apple users seamlessly and wirelessly share files like images, documents, and videos with other nearby iOS devices.
However, Android users did not have such a tool – that is, until now.
Dubbed Nearby Share, Google first announced the setting in August 2022.
This feature is rolling out for Google Pixel and Samsung phones first, according to CNET.
Eventually, the feature will be available for all phones running Android 6.0 and above.
As of right now, some regions may not support the feature just yet, Google said on its support page.
Google also has plans to enable Nearby Share between Android and Chrome OS in the future.
How to check if you have Nearby Share
To check if Nearby Share is available on your device, you first need to head to Settings.
From the Settings app, select Google and then tap on Device connections.
On that list, you can see if Nearby share is an option – if it’s not, you will need to check back at a later time.
How to enable Nearby Share
If you’re one of the Android users who has access to Nearby Share, you can enable it from the Settings App.
Similar to above, select Google > Device Connections > Nearby Share.
Tap “Turn On,” and from there, you will be presented with three options: All Contacts, Some Contacts, and Hidden.
Select one of the options and then when you find something you want to share, just tap on Share > Nearby Share > select the contact.