Turn On or Off Shared experiences feature in Windows 10

Microsoft has introduced a new Shared Experiences feature in Windows 10 v1703. Using the built-in Shared Experiences feature in Windows 10, you can share experiences, send messages, web links, open apps across other devices including other Windows PCs, Windows Phones as well as Android devices.

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Shared Experiences in Windows 10

By default, Shared experiences feature is turned on in Windows 10, and your device is set to share or receive from your own devices only. But if you wish, you can disable it or change the settings.

To access this feature, from the WinX Meu open Settings and select System settings. Next, select the Shared experiences link on the left-hand side.

Here you will see a switch that lets you toggle the Share across devices feature to the On or Off position. If you do not think you will feel the need to share your experiences, you may if you wish, turn off this feature by toggling the switch to the Off position.

Clicking on the I can share or receive from drop-down menu, you will see two options:

  • Everyone nearby
  • My devices only.

You will notice that the My devices only setting is selected.

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But if you wish, you can choose to share & receive experiences from other’s devices too by selecting the Everyone nearby setting.

This feature is powered by Microsoft’s Project Rome. It allows developers to share experiences across devices on their apps – they could be Windows or Android apps. Thanks to Shared Experiences & Project Rome, users will be able to open apps, share web links, continue reading articles which may have been left incomplete on one device, on one of their other devices, and more.

The Project Rome SDK for Windows and Android is available on Github.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.