Share & update apps with friends offline

Share apps with friends directly via the Play Store over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Important: This feature isn’t available in South Korea or South Africa.
  • Users can share:
    • Free apps
    • App updates
  • Users can’t share:
    • Paid apps
    • Books
    • Music
    • Movies
    • Age-inappropriate apps
    • Corp apps
  • Users can only share apps with one other person at a time.
  • Both users must use Android devices.

How to share

  1. Open the Play Store Google Play .
  2. In the left navigation menu, tap Menu Menu and then My apps & games.
  3. In the “Overview” tab, next to “Share apps,” tap Send.
  4. Select which apps to share. 
  5. Tap Send Send .
  6. Choose who to send the apps to. 
  7. Make sure that the pairing code you get matches the one on your friend’s phone.
  8. After your friend downloads the apps, at the top right, tap Disconnect.

How to receive

  1. Open the Play Store Google Play.
  2. In the left navigation menu, tap Menu Menu and then My apps & games.
  3. In the “Overview” tab, next to “Share apps,” tap Receive.
  4. After the sender shares the apps, wait for a pairing code. If the code matches the code on your friend’s phone, tap Receive.
  5. Install the apps.

After you download the apps, at the top right, tap Disconnect.

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