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How to Enable the ‘Nearby Sharing’ Feature from the Chrome Browser

How to Enable the 'Nearby Sharing' Feature from the Chrome Browser

The Chrome browser just got features like Airdrop. Here’s how to enable the ‘Nearby Sharing’ feature of Chrome.

If you have been reading technology news for a while, then you might know that Google launched the ‘Share Nearby’ feature to several users in the Google Play Service beta in the previous month. Soon after, the ‘Nearby Sharing’ feature has been launched to Chrome OS that allows Chromebook users to start sharing files with nearby devices.

Now it looks like the Nearby Sharing feature has arrived in Google Chrome for Windows. This new feature is actually Google’s alternative to Apple’s AirDrop sharing feature. This feature is seen in Chrome Dev and Canary Channels.

So, in this article, we have decided to share work methods to enable the ‘Nearby Sharing‘ feature of Google Chrome for Windows. With this feature activated, you can share content between devices – Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS.


How to Enable the ‘Nearby Sharing’ Feature from the Chrome Browser

Note: There are several requirements that you must meet for the feature to work. First, both devices must have Bluetooth Support. Also, it would be better if you have a supported smartphone or a supported device to exchange files between.

Step 1. First, download & install Chrome Dev on your Windows PC. You can also use the Chrome Canary browser.

Step 2. Next, open a web browser.

Step 3. Now, enter the chrome URL: // flags


Enter the chrome: // flags URL

Step 4. At the bottom of the Experiment page, look for ‘Nearby‘.


Search for ‘Nearby’

Step 5. You must activate the ‘Share Nearby‘ option


Step 6. When finished, click the ‘Relaunch Now‘ button.


Click on the ‘Relaunch Now’ button

There she is! You’re done! Now you need to head to Chrome: // the nearest URL to enter the nearby sharing user interface.


Nearby Share user interface

So, this article is about how to enable the Nearby Sharing feature in the Chrome browser for Windows. I hope this article helped you! Please share with your friends too.

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