Downloading new apps because of a feature you need or because someone mentioned one that piqued your interest is a common occurrence for most people. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to be sure the app listed in search results is indeed the app you intended to get. This becomes increasingly complicated when the app is named something slightly different than the company name or if the company has multiple apps with similar names.

Luckily, there is a way to share a link to download an app with someone so they can get the correct app every time.


If you would like to share an app with someone and want to ensure they download the correct app, the best way is to send them a link to download the exact app. This can be especially helpful when providing tech support, or when the person downloading the app does not consider themselves tech savvy.

To share an iOS app

  • Open the App Store.
  • Search for the app you intend to share.
  • Click on the name of the correct app to open its details.
  • Click on the 3 dots under the name of the app.
  • In the popup menu, click the "Share App..." button.
  • Choose how to share the app.
    • AirDrop, Message, and Mail are some easy ways to share.
  • Fill out the appropriate info to share based on the share mode (message versus email, etc).
  • Click "Send" to send the link to download the app.

To share an Android app

  • Open the Play Store.
  • Search for the app you intend to share.
  • Click on the name of the correct app to open its details.
  • Scroll down and click the share button.
  • In the Share "app name" via menu, click the way to share.
    • Messages and Mail are some easy ways to share.
  • Fill out the appropriate info to share based on the share mode (mail versus messages, etc).
  • Click "Send" to send the link to download the app.

Sharing new apps we are excited about with others is something most people appreciate. The next time you think of an app you want to share with someone, be sure you send them a link. This makes it easier for them and ensures they download the correct app. If you are sharing something new with someone, it is far easier to help them get started when they have the correct app to begin with.

As always, there are lots of ways to make technology easier for others and this is just one example!