Microsoft is working on bringing a new feature on similar lines to Apple’s AirDrop. The feature called as “Near Share” is similar to Apple’s AirDrop and enables users to share content between Windows 10 and Apple products.

The feature has been released in the New Insider Preview Build 17035 which is available for Fast Ring Insiders. The feature codenamed “Near Share” makes it possible for Windows 10 PC users to send and receive files via Bluetooth.

The option is being integrated as a share option in the operating system and apps like Photos, Edge etc. The option is available for testing in the Insider Preview Windows 10 Build and the company has added the option in the Action Center from where it can be directly enabled.

To share the content with people using a Windows 10 PC with Bluetooth and Near Share enabled you need to click on the content and tap on Share option to select the PCs you are looking to share it.

Once you click on share option, the other person on his PC will receive a notification to either Accept or Decline the file transfer. The Near Share option is currently under testing and should receive some improvements in the upcoming builds before the official roll out of Redstone 4 which is planned for early next year.

Users who have already downloaded the Latest Preview Build, make sure to let us know how do you like the performance of the Near Share option, in the comments below.

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