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Understanding Google Play developer account terminations

Why do accounts get terminated?

By publishing to Google Play, you agree to adhere to the Google Play Program Policies and Developer Distribution Agreement. Google is not required to send you a warning prior to suspension or termination. We want Google Play users to have a safe and positive experience when accessing apps from Google Play. To ensure that Google Play continues to be a safe environment, we constantly work to enforce the provisions specified in the Google Play Developer Content Policies and Developer Distribution Agreement.

Application removals, suspensions, and warnings all count as strikes against the good standing of your Play Console account. Multiple or egregious policy violations may result in termination of your Play Console account.

After your account has been terminated

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

If your account was terminated for violating the developer terms, we can no longer accept applications from you. This means that any related accounts are also permanently suspended, and any new accounts that you try to open will be terminated without a refund of the developer registration fee.

Appeals

We will only reinstate your Play Console account if an error was made and a re-review finds that your account is in good standing because your applications do not violate our developer terms.

File an appeal

Although we may send termination emails in your preferred language, please note that we can only respond to appeals in English at this time.
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