Tech Update: A new feature added in Google Nearby Share, send photos and videos easily like this without the internet


A new feature has been added to Google Nearby Share. With its help, now photos and videos can be shared without any approval. However, for this, both Android devices must be logged in with the same Google account. Learn the complete method below to send files via Nearby share.

Google has also introduced the long-awaited Nearby Share Self-sharing feature with the May 2022 System Update. Google's sharing tool Nearby Share has added Self Sharing feature. With the help of this, now users can share photos, videos, files, etc. through this tool even more easily.

This new feature makes it even easier for users to share and transfer files between two devices that are logged in with the same Google account. Come, know how you will be able to use this new feature.

A new feature of Google Nearby Share

Earlier users had to use all their Android devices as separate devices. Even if they are linked to the same Google Account. They needed to accept Nearby Transfer requests every time they wanted to share anything between devices. Without that, they couldn't share anything between the two devices. However, now with the advent of the new feature, it will no longer be needed.

Let us know that Google introduced Nearby Share for Android smartphones in 2020 like the Apple Airdrop service. It is now available for all Android devices running Android 6.0 or above.

How to use Nearby Share?

In most Android devices, the option of Nearby Share is available in the notification bar itself. From there you can enable it. Apart from this, you can also search for it by going to Settings.


  • To enable Nearby Share, click on its option.


  • Then click on the Turn On option coming at the bottom right side of the screen.
  • Now you have to click on OK to turn on Location.
  • Then you want every Android user to be able to search you on Nearby share, then select everyone. Otherwise, you can also select Contact and Hidden.
  • Then click on Done.
  • Now select any file and click on share and choose the option of Nearby Share.


  • Doing so will start searching for devices near you.
  • Now select the device you want to share.
  • Then a request will come to receive the file on that device.


  • Once accepted, the file will be shared.
  • If both devices are logged in with the same Google account, then the file will be received without the request.

In this way, one can easily share files between androids.