Title: Google Play Developer Program Policy Update
Hello Google Play Developer,
In our continued effort to make the Google Play experience safe and positive for developers and users, we have updated the Developer Program Policy in accordance with the law and current best practices.
This email is to notify you of changes to our policies, which are highlighted below.
A new sensitive events policy addresses sensitivities around tragic events, such as natural disasters or global conflicts.
To protect users from harm, we've introduced new deceptive behavior language to more clearly define expectations for app functionality.
We’ve clarified language in the payment policy section for consistency and added links to a supplemental help center article for additional developer support.
To ensure a secure and consistent customer support experience for our users, we’ve introduced a provision which governs the transfer of in-app virtual currencies purchased in an app.
We’ve specified that apps should not harm, interfere with, or improperly access Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
Any new app or app update published after this notification will be immediately subject to the latest version of the Developer Program Policy. If you find any existing apps in your catalog that don’t comply, we ask that you unpublish the app, or fix and republish the app within 30 calendar days of receiving this email. After this period, existing apps discovered to be in violation may be subject to warning or removal from Google Play.
If you have feedback on Play developer terms and policies, we’d appreciate a few moments of your time to fill out a brief survey.
The Google Play Team