As per the report, the Google Play Store is now rolling out the ability to share apps with nearby Android devices. The report adds that this feature will work on version 24.0 or newer of the Google Play Store.
In order to use this feature, this is what you need to do:
Open Google Play Store
Tap the three-line menu button in the top corner
Tap “My apps & games”
Head to the “Share” tab
Here you will see both “Send” and “Receive” options with Google suggesting that the Nearby feature doesn’t require internet access.
Give access of location to Play Store
In case you have tapped on “Send” choose a recipient, who will then receive a pairing request. Alternatively if you are the recipient then accept the pairing request.
Match the pairing code with your sender/receiver to ensure safety.
Now, the recipient will have to tap “Install”
Readers must note that the Nearby Sharing feature support doesn’t support all apps. This generally includes pad apps, side loaded apps or the apps that are apparently not publicly available in the Play Store. Another thing worth noting is that unless the sender or recipient taps the “Disconnect” option, the two devices will remain connected.