Share content with Android Beam

This setting isn't available on all devices.

You can beam a web page, a video, or other content from your screen to another device by bringing the devices together (typically back to back).

Before you begin: Make sure both devices are unlocked, support Near Field Communication (NFC), and have both NFC and Android Beam turned on.

  1. Open a screen that contains something you'd like to share, such as a webpage, YouTube video, or place page in Maps.
  2. Move the back of your device toward the back of the other device.

    When the devices connect, you hear a sound, the image on your screen reduces in size, and you see the message Touch to beam.

  3. Touch your screen anywhere.

    Your friend's device displays the transferred content. Or, if the necessary app isn't installed, Google Play opens to a screen where your friend can download the app.

Tip: If you're using a Nexus 7 and touching its back to another device, make sure the other device is near the "u" in "nexus" to successfully beam content. If you're using the HTC One Google Play edition, place the HTC logo against the lower part of the other device to beam content.