Google Play Store is one of the best app stores available for Android devices, but installing multiple apps can be a pain-taking process as only one can be downloaded and installed at a time.

Google has been testing the ability to install multiple apps at once for a while now, and now the functionality is live for everyone. While it may be a small change, if you are someone who often sets up new phones, the ability to download and install more than one app parallelly can help you save a lot of time in the long run. The feature can also come in handy if you are downloading a huge game and want to install another app at the same time.


Play Store updates You can now download and install up to two apps at once. (Express Photo)

However, the new simultaneous downloads feature only works for newly installed apps, meaning Play Store still updates one app at a time. According to 9to5Googlethe new functionality is available on Google Play v40.6.31 or later.

To check what version you have, launch Google Play Store on your device, tap on your profile picture from the top right of the screen and click on ‘Settings’. Now, tap on ‘About’ and you will see the installed version under ‘Play Store version’. Here, you also have an option to update the app to the latest version.

Recently, Google emailed Android users about an upcoming change for the Play Store that encourages the use of biometric authentication over passwords.