How to recommend games to friends with Game Center

How to tell a friend about an app with Game Center for iPhone and iPad

For most users, Game Center is all about matching up with friends and competing for rankings and checking out leaderboards. It's not much fun though if you don't have anyone to play against. If you've found a particularly cool multiplayer game in the App Store that you think a friend would like, Game Center makes it easy to tell friends about it complete with an App Store link for them to check it out.

Here's how:

  1. Launch the Game Center appfrom the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the Games tab along the bottom navigation.
  3. Find the game that you'd like to share with a friend in your list of games and tap on it.
  4. Scroll all the way to the bottom and tap on the Tell a friend button.
  5. You'll now be shown an auto-filled email with information about the game. Just type in the email of the person you'd like to share it with and tap Send.

That's all there is to it. Your friend will receive the email and be able to directly view the game on the App Store and choose to download or buy it.

Allyson Kazmucha

Editor for iMore, Potter pundit, and the ninja in your iOS

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ckillam3 says:

Thank you Allyson for your informative columns. Sharing what I learn in iMore is a great benefit.

asuperstarr says:

Good tip! This is way for me to get more friends to challenge in the games I love. You guys offer some great tips. Thanks!

weiwei83921 says:

Yay! Already notified tons of friends :)

AdrianGabeChen says:

knew about this feature for a while. has been useful

shinuyuki says:

Looks useful. I would love to nag my friends constantly to play the games I want. I found a bunch of games I want my friends to play. Looking forward to bringing my friends to play with me. Shame Mini Golf, Jewels, and Bubble Galaxy don't have Game Center support.