You Can Soon Share WiFi Credentials Using Chromebooks ‘Nearby Share’

Google is adding the ability to share WiFi credentials using the “Nearby” platform that allows you to share between devices.

Nearby Share

Nearby Share is a file-sharing technology that Google uses. You can use it to send and receive files between Chromebooks and Android devices. You can send files to your own devices and other devices nearby.

Nearby Share

Sharing WiFi Credentials

A code change request that I spotted today in the Chromium repository talks about adding a new feature to Nearby Share. When this feature is ready, you will send and receive WiFi names and passwords across devices.

Nearby Sharing Receive WiFi Credentials: Enables receiving WiFi networks using Nearby Share.

According to another piece code I spotted, Chrome will share the SSID of the network, security type, and the WiFi password.

Chrome WiFi Sharing

It might take a while before we can see this feature in action. However, I find Google’s focus on Nearby Share these days interesting.

Do you think Nearby Share as a platform will help bring Google’s ecosystem together as a bundle?

Source: Chromium Repository.

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