Tech Tip – Windows 10: Near Share

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One helpful feature to look out for in the Windows 10 update this Spring will be ‘Near Share’ whereby nearby Windows 10 devices can share files and URLs with you via Bluetooth.

This feature is similar to Apple's AirDrop, and it works in the following way:

  1. Apps e.g. Photos, Microsoft Edge and File Explorer display a Share icon.
  2. Click on the icon to see and chose local devices to share with by Bluetooth.
  3. The recipient gets a notification via the Action Centre.
  4. Acceptance of the notification by the recipient allows the transfer to take place.

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