For the longest time, Android users have been looking for an easier way to connect their devices to Windows. And while it’s possible to do this using Microsoft’s Phone Link app (previously referred to as Your Phone app), Google debuted its own tool dubbed Nearby Share for Windows in beta back in April to serve the same purpose.
The app is designed to let users share photos and documents between Android devices and Windows PCs easily. While making the debut, Google indicated that it was rolling out the app to the US and most countries globally. At the time, there was a significant number of countries that were left out of the loop.
However, Google has quietly expanded the app’s support to more countries. If you’re based in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, or Syria you won’t have access to Nearby Share for Windows just yet.
As earlier reported, to leverage the app’s capabilities, you’ll need to meet a set of requirements first. For instance, your PC must be running the 64-bit version of Windows 10 and up. It should also be noted that ARM processors aren’t supported. Additionally, your Android device should also be running on Android 6.0 and up.
If you’re part of the “most countries globally” that currently support the app and have met its minimum set requirements, you can now start sharing files between your Android device and Windows PC. We’d also like to invite you to check out our expert guide on how to use the Nearby Share app to share files between Android and Windows.