Nearby Sharing, formerly known as Fast Share, is the new solution that Google has been working on for some time to provide the Android operating system with a feature similar to that already existing in Apple’s iOS devices, to make it easier for users to share easily. Direct music, video, photo and other file types between nearby devices, without the need for an Internet connection to do so.
But Google wants to go beyond what was expected at one point, as they commented in 9to5Google, since evidence is emerging that Google wants to bring Nearby Sharing to desktop systems. And take it by the hand of Chrome.
For now, a setting for Nearby Sharing is starting to appear in an early version of Chrome OS, the operating system present in the increasingly popular Chromebooks, as Dinsan of Chrome Story has shared on his Twitter profile.
For now this function must be previously enabled through its corresponding flag, but for the moment, not yet functional, which suggests that it is a development that is still in progress.
But the aforementioned medium has been able to verify in the description of Nearby Sharing in Chrome OS that the same will also become available for versions of Chrome for Windows, Linux and Mac systems, so it goes beyond making it easier for users to share files between their mobile devices, also allowing file sharing between mobiles and desktop, being the same function as the one currently being developed for Android.
There are still many aspects to be known, so we still have to wait to know all the possible details of this expected characteristic, which we still do not know when it will become available to the final public.