Microsoft has introduced a new feature called ‘Near Share’ in the latest version of Windows 10 Insider Preview. The company detailed other new features along with ‘Near Share’ in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17035.
This is the first taste of new features that will be included in next year’s first big update(Redstone 4), including Microsoft’s version of Apple’s AirDrop for swiftly and easily sharing files between PCs.
The new Near Share option will be available in the notification center, and the feature can be accessed through the main share function in Windows 10. Near Share allows PCs which are near each other to share files (or web links) via Bluetooth, so there’s no need to bother with putting the file on a USB stick.
Windows Insiders are part of the testing team trying out new features: Near Share, better tab muting in Edge, a new Audio settings menu, the ability to configure update bandwidth, and a few more.