Soon, Android users will be able to use Google’s response to Airdrop called “Nearby Share”

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Google introduced a range of new features besides Nearby Share, like redesigned widgets, fresh sound alerts, live-sharing on Google Meet, and audio descriptions for Google TV. Google claims that the update is focused on improving productivity, accessibility, communication, and entertainment for Android users. The feature is not available to everyone yet, and Google says it will roll out the ability to “Nearby Share” in the coming weeks. Currently, it requires recipients to approve each share request which might make things a little inconvenient.

Google is updating its “Nearby Share” feature, which is what Android users would refer to as “AirDrop” on their iPhones. Similar to AirDrop, the self-share feature enables Android users to exchange files across the ecosystem, including on Chromebooks, tablets, and mobile devices.


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  • The feature will address the problem by eliminating the need to approve share requests that are logged into the same Google account. According to Google, users will have to opt-in to use the feature for the first time, and all requests after that will be approved automatically. So far, Google hasn’t given a definitive release date for Nearby Share, but it seems that the feature will begin rolling out in the next few weeks. In addition to this feature, Google is upgrading its widget upgrades and emojis, and much more, a blog post by the company revealed. Google Drive’s new widgets include new home screen buttons to help users quickly access Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets.

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