Google will be able to victimize users on the Play Store used by millions of Android users in the fight against misleading content has taken an important step. Google has published a new policy to avoid misleading content in terms of the names and visuals of the applications, thus aiming to provide a more reliable online store service.
The decisions to be implemented with the published policy have been explained in detail and with examples by Google. Applications that do not comply with the decisions will not be offered for download on the platform, all misleading statements will be completely removed from the platform.
The new policy is basically shaped on 3 rules:
Google’s new developer policy emphasizes 3 different rules available. The first of these is the application names Not longer than 30 characters. At the same time, expressions such as ‘top, free, download’ that are not directly related to the application and aiming to get more downloads by misleading users will not be used in the application names. Finally, in application icons, such as ‘the most downloaded of 2020’ or ‘the most popular game of 2021’ misleading statements will not be allowed.
In Google’s new policy, not only the name and icon of the application, but also the in-app images available in the Play Store will be tested. Not reflecting the application correctly, images and videos that do not provide sufficient information and contain expressions such as ‘top, free, download, best’ will not be allowed. This new policy developed by Google to make the Play Store a safer store, From the second half of 2021 will be implemented.