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Management when modifications to your app are despatched for evaluation with new Play Console options

Posted by Steve Suppe, Product Supervisor, Google Play and Manuel Wang, Product Supervisor, Google Play; Ashley Marshall, UX Writing Lead, Google Play

Google Play Console is continually evolving to enhance the way you handle and publish your apps. We all know that launch moments are actually necessary to you. Whether or not that is launching a brand new model of your app, or updating your retailer itemizing – you want the precise instruments that will help you launch with confidence.

One problem you’ve shared with us is an absence of predictability and management over the app evaluation course of. Beforehand, it was onerous to foretell which modifications could be despatched to Google for evaluation, and which modifications could be printed instantly. There was additionally no option to ship a number of modifications for evaluation collectively, for instance, for those who needed to replace your app similtaneously one among your retailer itemizing screenshots.

On account of your suggestions, we’re making some modifications to offer you extra flexibility and management over the app evaluation course of.

Management when modifications are despatched to Google for evaluation

On the Publishing overview web page in Play Console, you’ll quickly see a brand new part known as “Adjustments able to ship for evaluation.” Everytime you save a change in Play Console that’s topic to evaluation, it is going to be listed right here – as a substitute of it being routinely despatched for evaluation. You possibly can then ship these modifications for evaluation collectively, everytime you’re prepared.

On the Publishing overview web page in Play Console, you’ll quickly see a brand new “Adjustments able to ship for evaluation” part the place your modifications will probably be saved so that you can ship for evaluation.

How this works with managed publishing

When you ship modifications to Google for evaluation, they’re going to seem within the “Adjustments in evaluation” part on the Publishing overview web page.

In case you have managed publishing turned on, these modifications will seem within the “Able to publish” part as quickly as they’re accredited. You possibly can then publish these modifications everytime you’re prepared.

In case you have managed publishing turned off, modifications will probably be printed routinely as quickly as they’re accredited. We suggest turning managed publishing on while you need extra management over app modifications or want to push an app replace dwell at a particular time.

Take away modifications which are able to publish or in evaluation

To present you much more flexibility, we’re additionally including the flexibility so that you can take away modifications which have already been despatched for evaluation, or which are able to publish.

Adjustments you take away will as soon as once more seem within the “Adjustments able to ship for evaluation” part.

The way it works

This is an instance of how we expect these new modifications will add predictability and management to your app publishing course of, and the way they’ll allow extra versatile workflows.

Think about you’ve got a significant replace to your app that is because of go dwell and requires a number of modifications to occur on the similar time, similar to publishing a brand new launch, updating your retailer itemizing screenshots, and making modifications to your Knowledge security kind. This is how this could look with the entire new enhancements that we have made in Play Console.

1.    Make modifications to your app, retailer itemizing, and Knowledge security kind in Play Console

You may make modifications to the entire completely different components of your app at your individual tempo, with confidence that these modifications will not be despatched for evaluation or printed till you are prepared.

2.    Ship modifications for evaluation while you’re prepared

On the Publishing overview web page, you will now see the entire modifications which were made. You possibly can ship them for evaluation collectively while you resolve you’re prepared.

3.    Take away modifications for those who’ve made a mistake

Think about that you have made a change to one thing else accidentally, or your advertising and marketing staff has instructed you that among the screenshots you initially uploaded must be modified. On the Publishing overview web page, now you can take away these modifications from the evaluation, make any needed updates, and ship the modifications for evaluation – once more.

4.     Publish in line with your schedule with managed publishing

Plans change on a regular basis. Think about that your advertising and marketing staff tells you that your launch date has been delayed by every week. Or, what if you do not need your modifications to go dwell on a weekend, when nobody is within the workplace? You possibly can select to activate managed publishing and management precisely when accredited modifications are printed.

We’re actually excited to share these upcoming options with you, and hope these modifications provide you with extra predictability and management over the app publishing course of.

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