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Google Play’s Payments policy. Are we ready?

Hi Andrew , Mark Purser , Alex T⚜️ 

We know this has been discussed last year in here

We received this email (attachment) which basically says:

We gave developers 12 months to update published apps to comply with the policy. This grace period ends on September 30, 2021, and by that date, all apps must have:

•    Integrated Google Play Billing as the payment method.

•    Removed any alternative billing systems.

After September 30, 2021, it will not be possible to publish an update to a noncompliant app. Also, versions of any apps that are not in compliance may be removed from the Google Play Store without notice.


Here is a link we found: https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/10281818

So, we are asking... are we ready for this?


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    • my question is google wants full control of payment system while removing any other alternatives. Apple wants same thing. even if we can have google pay with the apple pay, how do we remove or hide one for the other so our apps can remain compliant 

      • It's worth noting that this policy applies to things like membership fees and digital goods sold by the website operator, but doesn't apply to peer-to-peer payments. So, marketplace integrations where users are listing the goods and directly paying each other are probably not affected.

        • Yeah we need work arounds.

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