23.05.2024

Google announces easy file sharing between its devices via Nearby Share

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Daria Gromova

Author of Lifehacker

Google announced a simple file sharing between their devices via Nearby Share

A Google blog has announced new Android features, including the ability to send files to yourself via Nearby Share. They started testing it back in the spring, so the innovation, although pleasant, is quite expected.

Google announces easy file sharing between its devices via Nearby Share

Nearby Share lets you quickly share files between nearby Android and ChromeOS devices. In the next few weeks, you can use it to transfer files between your devices connected to the same Google account. When choosing devices for data transfer, your gadgets will be separated from other available ones.

Also, in the settings, you can enable automatic reception of files from your devices – then you will not have to confirm the transfer, even if the screen of the receiving gadget is locked.

In addition, gadgets on operating systems from Google are waiting for the following innovations:

  • Google Drive and Keep widgets will appear larger on tablets. The first will provide quick access to documents, spreadsheets and presentations, and the second will allow you to take a quick note right from your desktop.
  • The Gboard keyboard will learn to automatically add appropriate emoji to the text with a single click (for now only in English).< /li>
  • There will also be a slew of new custom Emoji Kitchen stickers coming to Gboard. They look like a combination of two characters (for example, a heart-shaped basketball).
  • Google Meet will allow you to watch YouTube videos and play classic board games like Uno in groups of up to 100 people right during the call.
  • Google Meet also has the ability to customize which participants you want to see on the screen by simply pinning their windows.
  • New ways to notify people who are hard of hearing in emergency situations: you can configure vibration, flash, and other alerts to warn you of a fire or other issues that require immediate attention.
  • Wear OS will feature tiles, essentially shortcuts to your favorite apps that let you jump straight to a specific action. For example, launching a Google Keep tile will allow you to immediately start dictating a note. The tile menu will be opened by swiping from the main screen.

All these changes are expected in the Google ecosystem in the coming weeks.

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