Google introduced Instant Tethering in 2017 to automatically let Chrome OS devices share a cellular connection to the Android phone.
Originally restricted to Google devices; it is now available on 15 Chromebooks and 31 Android phones.
Another key feature is to automate the multi- step process of using a Chromebook to share your phone’s internet connectivity. Users no longer need to create and activate a Wi- Fi hotspot manually and then enter these network credentials.
Instant Tethering is now part of the “Better Together “initiative launched with Chrome OS 71, which aims to improve Chromebook and Android phone ownership experience.
Once paired, this mobile device can unlock your Chromebook when it is nearby or send and receive messages via the web.