Near Share is Microsoft’s Version of AirDrop

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Apple’s AirDrop feature always sounded good. However, since I only had one Apple device the feature was useless to me. However, Microsoft seems to be testing its own version of the feature. “Near Share” is the latest feature for Windows 10 that will be released on Wednesday. It is designed to make sharing a document or pictures easier between Windows 10 PCs nearby via Bluetooth.

A new Near Share option will be available in the notification center, according to The Verge. The feature can be accessed through the main share function in Windows 10. The files shared will be sent wirelessly, and recipients will receive a notification when someone is trying to send you that new meme. Microsoft’s addition of Near Share comes a day after Google revealed their own AirDrop-version app for Android.


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