Google is going to remove App Permissions List from the Play Store

Google is going to remove the app permissions list from the official Play Store for both the mobile app and the web.

As part of the “Data safety” initiative for the Android app on the Play Store, Google plans to remove the app permissions list from both the mobile app and the web.

With the launch of the Data Safety section on Google Play, which will be mandatory for all apps in 1 week, it seems the app permissions list is going away in both the mobile app and the web.

— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) July 13, 2022

In April, Google rolled out the new “Data safety” section for Android apps on the Play Store, the move aims at increasing transparency on the type of data being collected and shared with third parties and the purpose of their collection.

Developers are required to complete the Data safety section in Google Play section for their apps by July 20th.

“As app developers update their functionality or change their data handling practices, they will show the latest in the apps’ Data safety section.” reads the announcement published by Google in April.

Time is running out, the deadline is approaching, and Google is removing the permissions section from the official store.

With this deadline now approaching next week, the tech giant has moved to entirely remove the permissions section.

According to The Hackers News, which reported the news, many popular apps have yet to fill their Data Safety section, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Discord.

Stay tuned ….

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Pierluigi Paganini

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