Windows 10 | Nearby Sharing

Nearby sharing in Windows 10 lets you share documents, photos, links to websites, and more with nearby devices by using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

To use Nearby sharing, both PCs—the one you’re sharing from and the one you’re sharing to—must have Bluetooth and must be running Windows 10 (version 1803 or later). To find out which version of Windows you have installed, see Which Windows operating system am I running?

To turn on Nearby Sharing, perform the following one-time action on both computers:

  • Select the Start button.
  • Select Settings and type nearby sharing in the Find a Setting field at the top of the Settings window.
  • Click the Nearby sharing settings option.
  • Be sure Share content with a nearby device is turned on. If you want share with Everyone nearby, be sure this is displayed in the drop-down.
  • You can scroll down and activate the Share across devices for your device only as pictured below.

To share a website with a nearby device, you must be using Microsoft Edge browser.

Click the share icon:

If there are any nearby devices, your system should display them in the next window. On the receiving device, you will see a message like the one displayed here:

For more details, you can browse this Microsoft how-to.

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