Android 11 brought a lot of new tools, but Android 12 will bring new ways to share the Wi-Fi password easily thanks to the Nearby Share feature. Starting with Android 10, Google made it much easier to share the Wi-Fi password with others, through an option included in the settings. In the last two deliveries of Google’s operating system, it has been possible to share them through text or QR codes.
But with Android 11, the next version of Android whose first preliminary edition should arrive sometime in the next two months, Google plans to facilitate this process even more by combining the possibility of sharing Wi-Fi password with the Nearby Share tool.
With Android 12 you’ll be able to share the Wi-Fi password with Nearby Share
As it has been discovered after analyzing the AOSP source code, Google is working on implementing the possibility of sharing Wi-Fi keys through Nearby Share, which is the tool designed to share content.
Google’s idea is to add a Nearby Share button on the information page of each Wi-Fi network the device has previously connected to, which activates the menu for sharing content with people nearby.
With this feature, you’ll only be able to share the Wi-Fi password with devices that are nearby. In addition, both the sender and the receiver will have to accept the transfer like when you share any other type of content using this feature.
At the moment, not much more is known about this function, but it seems to be quite clear that this could be one of the innovations that will arrive with Android 12 in the upcoming months.