Nearby Sharing in the Windows 10 April 2018 update sends files with minimum hassle. No emailing, message attachments, or plugging and unplugging USB drives.

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I’ve long been a fan of Apple’s AirDrop feature, which lets you send a photo, file, or website address to anyone nearby, even if you’re not connected to the internet. Now Windows users can enjoy the same convenience, with the April 2018 update’s Nearby sharing capability.

The feature uses Bluetooth and peer-to-peer Wi-Fi, meaning you don’t even need to be connected to a Wi-Fi router, let alone to the internet, to transfer files. As you’ll see below, Nearby sharing isn’t a separate feature but an option on the share panel, just like Apple.

Setup is easy, so if you have some files you want to share to a nearby PC, do yourself a favor and give Nearby sharing a try. Here’s how.

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