Our platform and policies constantly evolve to improve the user experience and create a safer ecosystem. This page is updated with the latest information about these policies, including any changes you may be required to make. Thanks for keeping your apps and games up to date.


Date Policy Update
August 2024

Developers who provide the following services will need to register as an Organization: financial products and services, health, VPN, and government. The policy is effective for new developers starting August 31.

October 2024

Apps may only access photos and videos directly related to app functionality. Otherwise, apps are requested to use a system picker, such as Android photo picker.

January 2025

SafetyNet Attestation will be turned off. Timeline extended from June 2024 to January 2025.

We’re introducing a Child Safety Standards policy requiring Social and Dating apps to follow specific standards and self-certify compliance on Play Console before publishing.

We’re updating Google Play policies related to child safety standards, health apps as well as manipulated media.

Past deadlines

We’re updating Google Play policies related to Device and Network Abuse, Health Content & Services, Photo & Video Permissions as well as AI-generated content.