Google’s Nearby Share is expected to receive a “Self Share” feature

As seen by Esper‘s Mishaal Rahman (via Twitter) coming a new Nearby Share feature for Android. This feature was seen in the latest version of the Google Play Services app, although it is currently in hibernation.

Nearby Share will have a new option called “Your Devices”, which shows devices in your vicinity that are also on the same Google Account. This would directly start transferring a file to a receiving device without having to approve the transfer.

Proximity lets Android and Chromebook devices send files, photos, and videos to other devices nearby. However, a minor inconvenience is when sending files between your own devices. In its current state, you are required to accept a verification prompt on the receiving device, even though both have the same Google Account signed in.

The feature is not yet publicly available, but given the time of its proximity to Google I / O next month, it is possible that the feature may debut around the same time.