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How To Use Nearby Share On macOS?

Google’s Nearby Share in Android is a perfect alternative to Apple’s AirDrop functionality. Recently Nearby Share has received a new functionality update in the initiation of its Windows client, which allows users to share their files seamlessly from Android to Windows devices. Since it was not compatible earlier with macOS but here is an unofficial way that now you can quickly transfer and sync files between Android and macOS.

Google’s Nearby Share:

Nearby Share is the wireless sharing service offered by Google on Android devices. We can seamlessly transfer files, folders and other documents wirelessly to other Android devices through this ability. Now this capability has been expanded to Chromebooks, Windows and macOS as well.

NearDrop in macOS: 

NearDrop is now compatible with macOS through the latest build on GitHub from the developer Grishka. Some issues prevent the app from sending files from macOS to Android and Chromebook. However, it is possible to receive files from both Android and Chromebooks. Still, it’s great for Android users who will happily send files wirelessly on macOS.

How to use Nearby Share on macOS:

  • Download the latest version of NearDrop from GitHub.
  • Install NearDrop by moving the app after unpacking it to the Application Folder.
  • Next, Open and from the popup of running an app from an unidentified developer, tap confirm.
  • Now, give Notifications access to the app, and make sure both devices are connected to the same machine.
  • Select the Files you would like to share on your phone, then choose Share. Select the nearby Share option. 
  • You will see MacOS on your smartphone as a sharing option. It may take a few seconds to appear.
  • A notification will pop up on your macOS, so click Options followed by Accept.
  • The file will be transferred to your Downloads folder.


Nearby Share On macOS

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