Windows 10 gets built-in Bluetooth filesharing function

Posted on Friday, Nov 10 2017 @ 11:21 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17035 to Insider users in the Fast ring. This update delivers a couple of new Edge features, like the ability to mute tabs playing audio and a feature to save free EPUB books from the web.

Another interesting new feature is Near Share, a function to quickly share files with nearby Bluetooth devices. To use Near Share, both devices need to be on Build 17035 (or newer). The feature can be activated via the Action Center, you can then share files via the Share icon in apps like Edge, Photos and File Explorer.
Say you’re in a meeting with your boss and need to quickly send them the report you’re looking at on your screen? Or you and a sibling are hanging out on the couch using your laptops, and you want to send him a screenshot of your latest Minecraft creation? You can now wirelessly share files and URLs to nearby PCs using the new Near Share feature.
You can check the full list of improvements over here.

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