Google Play will implement new requirements for developers, adding a plus of security.
It will not only benefit developers but will also contribute to the security of the store, as it will be possible to validate the identity of the people behind the apps.
New Google Play requirements to validate developers’ information
Google will be a bit stricter with developers who want to publish their apps on Play Store. Starting in August, one of the requirements that will be requested is that they verify their identity.
So it will not be enough to indicate a phone number and email address. They will have to specify whether it is a personal or business account, contact name, and even a mailing address. And of course, the email address and phone number have to be verified.
Although it is not a demanding verification process as in other platforms, it is a step forward for Google Play. That way, it will be able to make sure that developers are real people with real information data. Of course, all personal information requested to confirm identity will be kept private.
And on the other hand, the second requirement that will be demanded from developers is the two-step verification to log in to Google Play Console. A measure that will give extra security to developers’ accounts. These changes will be applied automatically for all new accounts starting in August.
The rest of the developer accounts will have more time to add all this additional information and verify their accounts. But if they wish, they can already provide all this new information required by Google Play in their accounts.
And as mentioned by the Google team, by the end of the year, all developers will have to comply with these requirements and have all this information available in their accounts.