For nearly a decade, Apple users have had AirDrop that allows them to share files between Apple devices in a jiffy. Now, Google has also created its own version of AirDrop for Android called Near Share. Google has been working on this new file sharing feature since 2019 and now it’s finally available for a bunch of Android smartphones. In this guide, we tell you everything you need to know about close sharing on Android.
Close Share – Supported Devices
- Go to your phone Settings > scroll down a bit> select Google.
- Tap Device Connections.
- If your phone supports Near Share, you will find the option on the next page.
- Now go ahead and play Close Share to customize your settings.
- You can convert it On or off. You can also select your Google account as well as establishing the Device Name. Besides, you can also configure your device visibility, in addition to having control over the Use of data.
Close Share: How to Use and Transfer Files
Whether you want to share a photo, video, Google Play app, or even your Google Maps location, Near Share can handle it all. Wherever you see the Share button on your Android phone, you can use Nearby Share. To find out how to share files using the nearby share, follow these steps.
- Open the file you would like to share> tap the share icon> tap Close Share. Your phone will now start searching for nearby devices.
- The person you are sending the file to will also need to enable Close Share on their Android phone.
- Once your phone detects the receiver’s phone, simply touch your Device Name. Simultaneously, the receiver must touch To accept on your phone to start the transfer.
- In a few moments, depending on the files you’ve shared, the transfer will be complete.
This is how you can share files between two Android phones using Near Share.