Google Play Console. Have you ever heard this name? If you’ve heard this before, you probably develop applications for Android. Otherwise if – like most users, including technology enthusiasts – you have never heard of it, let me explain what it is for a moment.
Google Play Console allows Android developers to publish applications on the Google Play Store and allows them to earn money through ads, in-app purchases or app purchases. Here for example you can find my developer profile created with Google Play Console. Creating an account costs only $ 25, and if you’re not exactly a beginner, it’s worth it, if only for fun and testing.
Google Play Console: deletion of inactive accounts
But let’s get to the point. The Mountain View giant has decided that starting from September 1, 2021, all developer accounts deemed inactive will be deleted. Because? To keep the store up-to-date and “fresh”. To prevent your account from being deleted, you must log in to your account by September 1, 2021, if you have not logged in for over a year.
In fact, the accounts will be deleted if no applications are published on the Google Play Store or if the Google Play Console has not been accessed for over a year. But there are also exceptions. All developer accounts that have generated at least 1000 installations (both free and paid apps) or at least 1000 in-app purchases in the last 90 days will be saved and will remain “pardoned”. However, we believe that accounts with this traffic volume are active enough to update their applications at least once a year.