It seems like Google is cooking something new in its kitchen. Yes, the tech giant may launch a new and easier way of file sharing between various devices. Unlike Apple’s AirDrop app, Google would roll out a file sharing app for its Android users. The 3to5Google has managed to enable FastShare, the fastest file-sharing app on Android entirely. Unlike AirDrop, the new app might use both or a fusion of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for file sharing. Even more, the functionality will enable Android users to text snippets to neighboring people. After turning the feature on, one can see the nearby users with Fast Share-enabled devices. It will take a couple of clicks to transfer files or other types of data.
According to the reports of 9to5Google, Fast Share will allow its users to share photos, text, and URLs with nearby devices. It is not essential for the app to have an internet connection for sharing files and other data. Currently, users can access the functionality from the system share sheet, or via the Settings menu present under the Google section. It seems easy to share files with Fast Share. It requires just two steps, i.e., enter the device name and tap the button to turn it on. The app also requires activation of Bluetooth and Location.
To start sharing, users just have to bring the devices closer. After that, a list will show nearby devices. Once a user selects a receiver from the list, the app will enter into a full-screen UI, revealing what is being shared. The screen will also display a round-shaped progress indicator. On the receiver’s end, the user will get an alert message asking whether to accept or reject the sharing request. The notification will also reveal other details like name of the device, connection id, etc. From an aspect of safety and security of users, the Fast Share enables the user to offer Preferred Visibility to people who are regular senders. Although it is unclear when Fast Share will launch.