Understanding Google Play developer account terminations

Why do accounts get terminated?

By publishing to Google Play, you agree to adhere to our Developer Program Policies and Developer Distribution Agreement

Multiple removals or warnings may result in an app suspension, and app suspensions count as strikes against the good standing of your Google Play Developer account. Multiple suspensions or suspensions for egregious policy violations may also result in the termination of your Google Play Developer account.

After your account has been terminated

When your developer account is terminated, all apps in your catalog will be removed from Google Play and the users, statistics, and ratings associated with those apps will be forfeited. Additionally, you will no longer be able to publish new apps. Do not attempt to register for a new Google Play Developer account.

If your account was terminated for violating the Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement, we can no longer accept apps from you. This means that any related Google Play Developer accounts are also terminated, and any new accounts that you try to open will be terminated without a refund of the developer registration fee.


We will reinstate your Google Play Developer account in appropriate circumstances, including if an error was made and we find that your account does not violate our Developer Program Policies and Developer Distribution Agreement

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