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 specific 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 presently utilizing an alternate billing system could have to make modifications to their apps, and we gave one 12 months for them to make these updates.

A lot of our companions have been making regular progress towards the September 30 deadline. Nevertheless, we proceed to listen to from builders all around the world that the previous 12 months has been significantly tough, particularly for these with engineering groups in areas that proceed to be laborious hit by the results of the worldwide pandemic, making it harder than ordinary for them to make the technical updates associated to this coverage.

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

Try the Help Center and the Policy Center for particulars, timelines, and steadily requested questions. You can too try Play Academy or watch the PolicyBytes video for added data.

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