Google began rolling out Nearby Share to Android phones midway through 2020, and it’s the answer to Apple’s AirDrop from the tech giant. Now, other details have surfaced about the next wireless file sharing feature.
Presently, with the possibility of using this feature at a time with one person, they should have to contact all together for the document sharing to work. But Google will soon add the option for sharing to everyone.
Presently, once you turn on Nearby Sharing, you get the option to share with ‘some contacts’, ‘all contacts’, or to stay ‘hidden’, and the upcoming update will include the feature to share with ‘Everyone’ similarly that Apple’s AirDrop feature works.
To prevent various shenanigans when opening up your phone to public sharing, Google will also be implementing a ‘temporary mode’ that only enables this setting for five minutes before reverting to the default.
To stop different antics when opening up your smartphone to public sharing, Google will additionally implement a ‘temporary mode’ to enables the “‘Everyone” setting for 5 min before it returns back to the default setting. Rather, the documents will still be transferred sequentially, however, it won’t add the step of going through the similar process for each included user.
In addition to the new option, for the file sharing feature in recipients, various people can be selected instead of doing one at a time. While iOS is locked to Apple tablets and smartphones, Android works on a huge variety of devices made by so many various manufacturers, all with differences and their own security protocols.
Before the last year’s roll out slowly, the feature was in progress for quite some time, and there aren’t any solid launching plans for the new update. It is not so difficult to see how this could be risky when introducing a feature that needs high security like this, though Nearby Share will include encryption.