Our platform and policies constantly evolve to improve the user experience and create a safer ecosystem. This page is updated with the latest information about these policies, including any changes you may be required to make. Thanks for keeping your apps and games up to date.


Date Policy Update
May 2024

All apps must use monetization.subscriptions APIs to manage subscriptions catalog.

For apps targeting Android U (API Level 34) and above, USE_FULL_SCREEN_INTENT is now a special app permission granted automatically only to apps whose core functionality requires a full screen notification.

New requirements for apps that fall under the Health apps category.

Apps must comply with User Data - Account Deletion policy update.

August 2024

Apps may only access photos and videos directly related to app functionality. Otherwise, apps are requested to use a system picker, such as Android photo picker.

January 2025

SafetyNet Attestation will be turned off. Timeline extended from June 2024 to January 2025.

We’re introducing a Child Safety Standards policy requiring Social and Dating apps to follow specific standards and self-certify compliance on Play Console before publishing.

We’re updating Google Play policies related to child safety standards, health apps as well as manipulated media.

Past deadlines

We’re updating Google Play policies related to Device and Network Abuse, Health Content & Services, Photo & Video Permissions as well as AI-generated content.