Manage your developer account information

If you need to update your Google Play developer account information, you can make changes using Play Console.

Set up or change account information

Developer information shown to users on Google Play

If your contact details, developer name, or physical address changes, make sure to update your information. Only the account owner can change developer profile settings. This information must comply with the Developer Program Policies.

Contact details

  1. Open Play Console.
  2. Go to All Apps and select an app.
  3. On the left menu, go to Grow > Store presence > Store settings.
  4. Under "Store listing contact details," type your contact email address or website. A contact email address is required to publish or update apps on Google Play. Your contact email address doesn't have to be the same account you use to sign in to your developer account.
  5. Save your changes.

Developer name

  1. Open Play Console.
  2. Go to Developer page.
  3. Next to "Developer name," type the developer name you want to be displayed on Google Play.
  4. Save your changes.

Physical address

To comply with consumer protection laws, developer accounts with paid apps or in-app purchases need to add a physical address to their accounts. If a developer account with paid apps or in-app purchases doesn't have a physical address, it may result in the account's apps being suspended from Google Play.

  1. Open Play Console.
  2. Go to Developer page.
  3. Next to the Physical address, type your valid address where you may be contacted. Note that this will be displayed on Google Play.
  4. Save your changes.
Contact information used by Google Play to contact you

Starting June 2021, developer account owners wanting to update their contact details (email address and contact phone number) must first declare their account type (Personal or Organization) and provide certain required information.

As part of choosing your account type, you will be required to verify the contact email address and contact phone number that you provide (learn more).

Only the account owner can change developer profile settings. Your contact email address doesn't have to be the same account you use to sign in to your developer account.

  1. Open Play Console.
  2. Go to Account details page.
  3. Select your developer account type.
  4. Complete all the fields for your chosen account type.
    • For a Personal account, you must provide the following information:
      • Contact name
      • Contact email address, which must be verified 
      • Contact address
      • Contact phone number in international format, which must be verified
         

        Phone numbers in international format begin with a plus (+) sign, followed by the country code, the area code, and the phone number:

        +(Country code)(Area code)(Phone number)

        Examples: +14155552671, +441234567890

    • For an Organization account, you must provide the following information:
      • Organization name
      • Organization address
      • Organization phone number, which must be verified 
      • Contact name
      • Contact email address, which must be verified 
        • Tip: We will use this to contact you about your account. We recommend using an email address associated with your organization, not a personal email address. 

      • Contact phone number in international format
  5. Save your changes.
  6. Learn how to verify your contact details.
Account owner email address and country

The account owner email address and country can't be changed. However, you can create a new account using a different email address or country and transfer your apps to your new account.

Accounts with published or unpublished apps

To transfer apps to a new account, go to our app transfer checklist.

Accounts without apps

If you haven't published any apps using your existing Play Console account, you can create a new account and cancel your existing account.

Payments profile linked to your developer account

After you've created and linked a payments profile to your Play Console account, your linked accounts and payments country setting can't be changed.

If you want to change the payments profile linked to your developer account, you can create a new developer account and payments profile and link the new accounts.

Tip: Payments profile balances can't be transferred between accounts. If you have a payments profile with an outstanding or pending balance, it's a good idea to keep that account open until any remaining balances have been paid out.

Accounts with published or unpublished apps

To transfer apps to a new account, go to our app transfer checklist.

Accounts without apps

If you haven't published any apps using your existing Play Console account, you can create a new account and cancel your existing account.

Set up email notification and role preferences

Set up your email notification preferences

  1. Open Play Console.
  2. Go to Account details. You'll see the email address where your app notifications and marketing emails will be sent. 
  3. After checking or updating your email address, under Setup, click Notifications.
  4. Under "Notifications from Play Console" and "Emails from Google Play," use the check boxes to modify your settings.
    • If you choose not to receive email notifications, you'll opt-out of optional marketing emails like new feature announcements and tips. We'll still send required emails, like mandatory service announcements, to the email address associated with your developer profile.
    • If you use the Play Console app, you can set up your mobile notification preferences within the app.

Tell us more about your role

If you tell us how you use Play Console, we can send you email notifications most relevant to your work. For example, if you select Marketing as one of your roles, we might send you tips related to user acquisition.

  1. Open Play Console.
  2. Go to Setup > Notification.
  3. Under "Emails from Google Play," go to "Your Role," and check the box(es) that best describes how you use Play Console.
  4. Save changes.

Change account password

  1. Go to Sign-in & security.
  2. Go to Password.

Tip: If you're having trouble signing in to your account, go to Google Account Recovery.

Transfer apps to a different account

To transfer apps to a different account, go to our app transfer checklist.

Delete a developer account

If you haven't published apps

If you haven't published apps and want to delete a developer account or transfer all your apps to another account, you can contact our support team. Deleting a Google Account will not automatically delete your developer account.

If you have published apps

If you've published apps using your developer account and want to delete your account, you'll need to:

  1. Sign in to your original account to backup or download your information before requesting an account deletion. If you delete a Play Console account, you won't be able to use it anymore.
  2. Contact our support team to transfer your apps to another account.
  3. Reply to the app transfer confirmation to close your existing account.

Notes:

  • If you want to use the same developer name on a new account, you'll need to change your developer name on your existing account to a different name. Developer names can't be identical.
  • Deleting a Google Account will not automatically delete your developer account.

Related Content

If you don't have a Google Play developer account and need help using the Play Store app or adding a payment method, visit the Google Play Help Center.

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