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Share Link to Website with Nearby Devices in Microsoft Edge

Nearby sharing in Windows lets you share documents, photos, links to websites, and more with nearby devices by using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

To use nearby sharing, both PCs—the one you’re sharing from and the one you’re sharing to—must have Nearby sharing turned on, Bluetooth turned on, and must be running Windows 11 or Windows 10 (version 1803 or later).

Starting with Windows 11 build 22622.436 and build 25163, the discovery of devices under nearby share when sharing a local file from the desktop, File Explorer, Photos, Snipping Tool, Xbox, and other apps that use the built-in Windows share window has been enhanced by using UDP (Network needs to be set to private) along with Bluetooth to discover nearby devices. You will now be able to discover and share to more devices including desktop PCs.

This tutorial will show you how to share a website link with nearby devices in Microsoft Edge using Nearby Sharing in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Share Files with Nearby Devices in Windows 11

Nearby sharing in Windows lets you share documents, photos, links to websites, and more with nearby devices by using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

To use nearby sharing, both PCs—the one you’re sharing from and the one you’re sharing to—must have Nearby sharing turned on, Bluetooth turned on, and must be running Windows 11 or Windows 10 (version 1803 or later).

Starting with Windows 11 build 22622.436 and build 25163, the discovery of devices under nearby share when sharing a local file from the desktop, File Explorer, Photos, Snipping Tool, Xbox, and other apps that use the built-in Windows share window has been enhanced by using UDP (Network needs to be set to private) along with Bluetooth to discover nearby devices. You will now be able to discover and share to more devices including desktop PCs.

This tutorial will show you how to share files with nearby devices using Nearby Sharing in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Shared Experiences in Windows 11

Shared Experiences allows the use of cross-device experiences (continue experiences) like Nearby Sharing and Share Across Devices.

You can disable the Continue experiences on this device policy so the Windows device is not discoverable by other devices, and cannot participate in cross-device experiences.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Shared Experiences for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change Default Save Location for Nearby Sharing in Windows 11

Nearby sharing in Windows lets you share documents, photos, links to websites, and more with nearby devices by using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

Nearby sharing saves files you receive to your Downloads folder by default.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default folder location that Nearby Sharing will save files you receive into for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Nearby Sharing in Windows 11

Nearby sharing in Windows lets you share documents, photos, links to websites, and more with nearby devices by using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

To use nearby sharing, both PCs—the one you’re sharing from and the one you’re sharing to—must have:

  • Nearby sharing turned on.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 (or later) and must be running Windows 11 or Windows 10 (version 1803 or later).

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off nearby sharing for your account in Windows 11.

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