Now you can share apps on Android using 'Nearby Share' | Check all details here
Nearby Share feature allows you to share different types of files including photos as well as links to devices near you. With the new addition of app sharing, you will now be able to send apps to devices near you.
In August 2020, tech giant Google had introduced Apple’s Airdrop-like feature called ‘Nearby Share’ for users to share files, data with ease. The functionality now has a new capability to further make the feature better, which will allow you to share apps with people and probably force them into trying them at least once. It is available on devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above.
According to a report from BGR India, Nearby Share feature allows you to share different types of files including photos as well as links to devices near you. With the new addition of app sharing, you will now be able to send apps to devices near you.
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Here's how to use the Nearby Share feature: To get the feature working, all you have to do is enable the Nearby Share (via the Notification Panel) on both the Android devices that will be required to share apps. This process will take place via the Google Play Store.
Then, open the Google Play Store on both Android smartphones, tap on the hamburger menu in the top left corner of the Play Store. Select the ‘My Apps and Games’ option. Once you are on the app-sheet, you have to go for the ‘Share’ option present next to the ‘Library.’
This is the section from where you can initiate the process. To send apps, you need to select the ‘Send’ option and in order to receive apps, you know what to do. Upon tapping on the ‘Send’ option, you now need to select the app(s) you want to share. Once this is done, the receiver now has to follow the first five steps mentioned above and select the ‘Receive’ option.
Now, wait for a few seconds, following which both devices will receive a code that will get self-authenticated. After this, the recipient now has to accept the app-share, following which the app will get shared in a few seconds.
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