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Understanding Google Play developer account terminations

Why do accounts get terminated?

By publishing to the Google Play store, 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 downloading apps from the Google Play store. To ensure that the Google Play store 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 Google Play Developer Console account. Multiple or egregious policy violations may result in termination of your Developer Console account.

After your account has been terminated

When your developer account is terminated, all applications in your catalog will be removed from the Google Play store 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 Google Play Developer 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.


We will only reinstate your Developer 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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