Posted by Purnima Kochikar, VP Play Partnerships
Day-after-day we work with builders to assist make Google Play a secure, 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 current apps presently utilizing another billing system could must make adjustments to their apps, and we gave one yr 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 all around the world that the previous yr has been notably tough, particularly for these with engineering groups in areas that proceed to be arduous hit by the results of the worldwide pandemic, making it harder than standard 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 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 assessment every request and get again to requests as quickly as potential.