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.
Nearby Share’s “self-sharing” mode allows you to quickly share files to other devices signed in to the same Google Account without having to authorize sharing.
This has not been rolled out yet as far as I can see, but it is present in the latest version of Google Play Services. pic.twitter.com/wdtxoiE2oz
– Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) April 19, 2022
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.