Create Publishable APK... to download all necessary files as well as the final APK for distribution. How to publish your app How to Create a Publishable APK File for Your Android App on the Play Store or the Chrome Web Store If you make the APK available for distribution through the following two different places, people should have permission to install and run your app on their devices: The Play Store or the Chrome Web Store. Android Studio offers a shortcut to publish your app on the Chrome Web Store: When you select the Chrome Web Store as source, Android Studio will create a link to your app's APK, which is in your Project window for easy copying. Click it, and your APK becomes available on all supported devices. Note: You can also create a link to your APK in the Google Play Store, but it must be available on a Chrome-based device. Once you publish it on the Play Store, Google (and your app's owner) can see it on their app stores, which might be very important to get it installed. This method is useful if you create your own website where people can download the APK, or a store that is built on Google Web Platform that gives the user permission to upload the APKs. How to create an App How to create a Publishable APK File in Google Play This is your final step to make your APK available in Google Play, as well as in most other stores. In the main menu, choose Build → Publish Your Application. After this, your APK becomes available in most app stores that we are aware of.