Permitting builders to use for extra time to adjust to Play Funds Coverage

Posted by Purnima Kochikar, VP Play Partnerships

Every single day we work with builders to assist make Google Play a protected, safe and seamless expertise for everybody, and to make sure that builders can construct sustainable companies. Final September, we clarified our Payments Policy to be extra express about when builders ought to use Google Play’s billing system. Whereas most builders already complied with this coverage, we understood that some present apps at the moment utilizing an alternate billing system could must make adjustments to their apps, and we gave one 12 months for them to make these updates.

Lots of our companions have been making regular progress towards the September 30 deadline. Nonetheless, we proceed to listen to from builders everywhere in the world that the previous 12 months has been notably troublesome, particularly for these with engineering groups in areas that proceed to be exhausting hit by the consequences of the worldwide pandemic, making it more durable than regular for them to make the technical updates associated to this coverage.

After fastidiously contemplating suggestions from each giant and small builders, we’re giving builders an choice to request a 6-month extension, which is able to give them till March 31, 2022 to adjust to our Funds coverage. Beginning on July twenty second, builders can enchantment for an extension by the Help Center and we’ll evaluation every request and get again to requests as quickly as doable.

Take a look at the Help Center and the Policy Center for particulars, timelines, and continuously requested questions. You may also take a look at Play Academy or watch the PolicyBytes video for added data.

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