Google Play: The Android App Store To Notify Which Apps Have Ads Before You Download Them

This topic relates to all about Google Play adverts labelling and the Search giant has sent out an email to its developers letting them know of some changes that are coming to apps which are supported by ads. Changes that made by Google to play with are it notifies customers before they download apps of adverts.

Starting January next year, Google will label apps in their Google Store that are supported by advertisements and developers now have to update their applications to confirm whether or not they are using adverts.

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The digital distribution platform said it is expanding ad labelling to all apps on Play Store by January 11th, 2016, so that the customers must be notified which apps have pop-ups and banner ads before they can download them.

Email sent out to Google Play Developers, speaks:

By January 11, 2016, you must sign in to the Play Developer Console and declare whether your apps contain ads (such as ads delivered through third party ad networks, display ads, native ads, and/or banner ads). After this date, the ads declaration will be required to make any updates to your apps. Please note that misrepresenting ad presence violates Google Play Developer Program Policies and may lead to suspension. You can visit our help center to learn more.

 While developers are responsible for accurately declaring ad presence in their apps, Google may verify this at any time and display the “Ads” label if appropriate.

No alternative solution there, the changes will come into force by 11th of January 2016 and developers have until then top update their applications to confirm the changes made.

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