Google Play system updates for the month of May have been released and one of the changes includes the addition of self-sharing to the Nearby Share feature, apart from a redesign of the Google Help app. Google system updates include the Android operating system, Google Play Store and Google Play services. Every month, Google shares the latest updates about the changes it’s making to what’s called the “Google System” for Android with the System Update. Usually the change log seems pretty much the same for each month, but this time it lists some changes and improvements.
According to a report by 9to5Google, with the latest Google Play May 2022 update, Google is bringing self-sharing to Nearby Share, which offers a similar experience to AirDrop on Apple devices. Nearby Share is also compatible with Chromebooks and Windows PCs.
The new feature allows users to share files, links and text from one of their own devices to another without having to approve every shared file, the report said. As a reminder, the Self-Share option in Nearby Share was spotted in development last month and was first spotted in January.
To get these latest features and improvements on their Android device, users need to update Google Play Services version 22.15 and Play Store version 30.3. Both versions were introduced on May 2nd.
Also, users can go directly to Google Play to update Google Play services when an update is available. Meanwhile, Google Play system updates can also be found through the Settings appunder Via phone > Android version > Google Play system update on the phone.
In addition, the new Google Play system update also brings a redesign of the Google Help app. Although the changelog doesn’t mention specific details about the design change, it’s possible that Google will bring its “Material You” design theme to the app.