This post shows students and new users steps to share website links with nearby devices in Windows 11.
To use nearby sharing, both PCs—the one you’re sharing from and the one you’re sharing with—must have Bluetooth and must be running Windows 11 or Windows 10 (version 1803 or later).
When you want to share a website link in Edge browser with other nearby devices, use Nearby sharing in Windows 11. You can share any website and link with nearby sharing.
Starting with Windows 11 build 22622.436, you will now be able to discover and share to more devices, including desktop PCs. That’s because 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.
Below are one-to-share website links using nearby sharing enhanced versions rolling out to Windows PC enrolled in the Microsoft Insider Preview program.
How to share website links using nearby sharing in Windows 11
As mentioned above, Nearby sharing allows users to share documents, photos, and other content with devices using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
Both PCs—the one you’re sharing from and the one you’re sharing too—must have Bluetooth and be running Windows 11 or Windows 10 (version 1803 or later).
Below is how to share website links with nearby sharing using the enhanced version of nearby sharing.
First, open the Microsoft Edge browser.
Go to the website you want to share with nearby devices. Again, make sure Nearby sharing is turned on on both devices.
Select Share on the menu bar or right-click and click Edge Settings (ellipses) at the top right corner, then click Share on the context menu, as highlighted in the image below.
On the Share window, select Windows Share options as highlighted below.
Then select the nearby device you want to share with on the pop-up window.
You should see a pop-up window on the receiving device with the Open and Decline buttons.
When you select Open, it should automatically be opened in your default web browser. However, when Decline is selected, the site won’t be opened on the receiving device.
That should do it!
This post showed you how to share the website link with nearby devices using Nearby sharing in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to share.