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Google launches new feature to rival Apple’s AirDrop

WASHINGTON: Google is officially rolling out its Apple AirDrop-like nearby file sharing feature for Android.
The new feature allows users to share files, photos, and links between devices easily, and automatically select the best way to send data similar to AirDrop.
Google in a statement said that as far as data security and privacy are concerned before sharing a file, both receiver and sender information is fully encrypted. Moreover, Users can customize their visibility settings as well.
This means they can either make their device visible to all Android handsets in a range or select a few devices under their contacts for file sharing. The prominent feature is it will not be handset specific.

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Google has announced that nearby share will be coming to more operating systems starting with Chromebooks in a few months. Hence, users will be able to share data between Android and Chromebooks as well.
The new feature is being rolled out today and will be initially available on select Google Pixel and Samsung devices. Other devices will get a nearby share in the upcoming weeks.
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