After more than 1.7 million beta software installs and months of testing, Google has removed the beta tag from their Nearby Share software to allow faster and easier sharing of files between your phones and your PC running Windows 10 and up.

Nearby Share is software that has been available for Android users for quite a while now and allows the quick and easy transfer from one device to another with the simple tap of a contact to send the file to. The transfers are sent via a Wi-Fi direct connection using Google’s Nearby Share protocol and are an incredibly quick way to transfer your large files. Nearby Share works for photos, videos, documents, audio files or even entire folders and will now work between Android devices and Windows desktops and laptops running Windows 10 and above.

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Now a stable software, Nearby Share adds two new features to the version that was in beta, an estimated time to transfer completion and an image preview of the transferring file within the notification of the transfer.

Nearby Share for Windows was designed with safety and privacy in mind with you having control over who can discover your device and send files. The ability to easily transfer these files to your PC will allow you to edit and view them on a much larger display and then send them back to your phone once edited.

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You can now download and install the requisite stable Nearby Share software from Google’s Android website. After downloading, simply install the app, sign in using your Google account and set your visibility preferences and start sharing across your Windows PC and Android device.

Google has also announced that in the future some HP PCs will ship with Nearby Share pre-installed with more OEMs expected to come onboard in the future. If you own an Android smartphone and use a PC this software will most likely come in extremely handy, especially for those who work on either or both devices. Head on over to the Nearby Share website, download the software and start sharing.