A couple of months ago, Google launched Nearby Share for Windows, an application with which we can send transfer files between mobile and computer using the native function -on the mobile- of Share with Nearby. We can also use it to share the content of the clipboard between both systems.
Although sending a text to Windows that we have on the mobile clipboard is relatively intuitive since it is done from the Share menu, paste text from windows to android with Nearby Sharing it’s a little harder to figure out on your own. We tell you how it is done.
Copy and paste to send to mobile
Share with Nearby for Windows acts as a bridge between our Android and Windows mobiles. so, after install and configure the application, the PC will appear in the list of devices available to send files with Nearby Share.
Thus, if we want to copy and paste text from Windows to Android, we will need Install Nearby Share for Windows, from its official website. After downloading the file, open it to start the installation and complete setupwhich basically consists of signing in with your Google account and choosing who can send you files.
Now comes the good part and that is not intuitive at all. To share text from Windows clipboard to Android First we must copy it to the Windows clipboardeither with the context menu or with the classic Control+C.
Then open the Nearby Sharing for Windows window and paste the text inside pressing Ctrl+V. This will show us the clipboard text in the left column, while the nearby devices to which you can send it will be displayed on the right.
In applications that allow us select text and drag it (like Google Chrome, for example), we also have the option to drag a text and drop it in the Share with Nearby window to start the sending process.
After touching the icon of our mobile, you will receive the notification of the transfer of the text to the mobile. Its origin and a text preview that has reached your mobile.
The most curious thing about the matter is that you will find yourself there with the button Copywhich is the one you must press so that what you copied from Windows can be pasted into other applications on your Android mobile.
In this way you will be able copy something in Windows and paste it into an app on your Android mobile. The process has a few more steps than we would like, but on the other hand it allows us more control of what we send and what doesn’t, which is an advantage over automatic synchronization systems like SwiftKey’s.
Via | 9to5Google
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