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April 2020
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Guidance and resources for these unprecedented times

Get the latest information on app review times and processes, store listing guidelines, and best practices to help your business continue to operate well, and help users get the content they need.

Policy Bytes spring 2020

Google Play policy update

We've recently announced new policies that further enhance trust and safety with our users. Learn more with the resources below.

New policies announcement - get a quick overview on new and notable policy changes.

Subscriptions policy - by June 16, 2020 subscription offers must comply with new guidelines that ensure users have an informed choice before signing up.

Location policy - please review the policy and evaluate if you need to access background location. Enforcement for existing apps will begin in November 2020.

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What else is new on Google Play

Teacher Approved program: a new editorial program to highlight high-quality, teacher-approved apps for kids.

Seller support in new markets: from 24 March 2020, developers in Gambia, Liberia, and Sierra Leone can register for Google Play merchant accounts and sell paid applications, in-app products, and subscriptions in Google Play.

Android 11

Android 11 Developer Preview 3

Android 11 Developer Preview 3 is live! This latest release adds updates to phone state permissions, GWP-ASan heap analysis, ADB Incremental and more. Check out the latest preview, and get your apps ready for Android 11 now.

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Best practices for your subscriptions and in-app products

Exporting your apps to the UK

Tips to export your apps and games to the UK

Protecting your apps on Google Play

Protect your game and players on Google Play

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Meet the Indie Games Festival finalists

After reviewing hundreds of entries, it’s time to meet some of the best indie games in Google Play Store, that will be competing at the events in Warsaw, Tokyo and Seoul, postponed to later this year.

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Playing the long-game for a happy mergers & acquisitions marriage

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From start-up to global growth, insights from a venture capital expert

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Embracing innovation by building privacy friendly apps

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Create a Vulnerability Disclosure Program (VDP)

A VDP helps you work with external security researchers to find and fix vulnerabilities. Learn about setting up yours by watching our introductory video, and taking the Play Academy course.

Feedback, ratings and review

Feedback, ratings, and reviews

Ratings and reviews empower users to share their experiences with your app. Learn how engaging with your reviewers benefits you and your users.


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