Google's Nearby Share feature now lets you share apps to other android devices without internet
Google’s Nearby Share feature has been around for a while now, and it's a good way to share links, photos and a lot of with family and friends. The app uses no data connection and doesn’t want the sending and receiving devices to get on a similar Wi-Fi network. Now, Nearby Share additionally permits users to share apps to a close-by phone, even as quick and conveniently. Moreover, the Google Nearby Share feature doesn’t need a separate app and is ad-free and clutter-free not like apps like SHAREit and Xender.
You still won't need cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity for sharing applications via Nearby Share. However, the device you're sharing with has to be in close proximity. Whereas it is sure that the feature works and is present on all devices, not all devices could get this immediately. Here’s how you'll be able to share to another android phone using Google Nearby Share in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Open the Google Play Store
The Nearby Share feature is integrated among the android operating system and doesn’t operate via a separate app. Hence, to share apps via Nearby Share, you'll first need to go to the Google Play Store.
Step 2: Go on My Apps and Games/ Share
Use the hamburger menu on the top left to open the Google Play Store choices. The first option My Apps and Games, select that. Then right-most tab called ‘Share’, swipe that. Just in case you still are not able to see the Share tab here, it suggests that you'll got to wait before the feature rolls out to your phone. Note that you will need to activate your phone’s location to use the feature.
Step 3: Select Send/Receive
If you’re using the device that's sending the app, select the ‘Send’ option, whereas if you’re receiving the app, select the ‘Receive’ option.
If you’re receiving, then beyond this step all you need to do is to wait till you get the sender’s notification and accept the incoming app. Once you receive the APK file, you'll be ready to install it right from a similar screen.
Step 4: Choose the apps to send and share them
If you’re the Sender, select the app or apps that you want to share on the next screen. In the subsequent screen look for the receiver close to you that you need to share the apps to.
Google’s Nearby Share additionally permits you to decide on which contacts are able to spot your device nearby once they activate the feature. This can be modified by navigating to your phone’s Settings app and searching for ‘Nearby Share’. Beside device visibility, you can even be able to check what name your device will display and what image will accompany it.