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Google Play Store now lets you share and receive updates from other devices.

The “Nearby Share” Functionality now lets you share apps installed from the Play Store. This means you can update an app on one device and then install it on another device. Read On to know more about the feature and how to use it.

Google launched the nearby share feature just a short time ago. Google has extended the usage of the feature by supporting the sharing of installed apps from the play store. You can share and receive apps installed from the play store with the exception of paid apps and some other apps. All you need is devices with The Google Play Store updated to Latest Version. After that, you can share apps from one device to another.

How to share Apps from Google Play Store:

  1. Make sure that your play store version is the latest one available. At the time of writing, this is version 24.0, You can update the Play Store by going to Settings and then tapping on the version number. The App will automatically update itself in a few seconds to minutes depending on the internet connection and after that, you will be ready to share apps.
  2. After ensuring that the Google Play Store is Updates tap on the My apps & games option in the left hamburger menu and then tap on the Share tab.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions and you will be able to send or receive Apps that you have installed through the play store.

Hopefully, you will be able to save a bit of internet data to update the same apps over multiple devices using this method and or share big apps and games. Tell us in the comments if you find any other usage of the “Share” feature.

Rohit Patil

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