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View tips to grow your business on Play

With the Playbook for developers app, you and your partners can stay up to date with the latest features, best practices, and strategies to help you grow your app or game business on Google Play.

Download the Playbook app

  1. Go to Google Play or open the Google Play Store app Google Play Store.
  2. Search for and select the Playbook for developers app Playbook app.
  3. Select Install.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in to your Google account and select your preferences.

Note: To switch accounts, sign out of the Playbook app and sign back in with another account.

Browse content

Here's how to find and browse content in the Playbook app. Content you've previously viewed will appear gray.

  • For the latest best practices, posts, videos, and featured content, tap Home 
  • To see the most visited articles by category, tap Guide
  • To see third-party content, tap Posts .
  • To watch the latest videos, tap Videos .
  • To save content to read or watch later, tap the heart icon . To find your saved items, go to the top of any page and tap the three dots icon  > Saved. Saved items will also appear on your home screen, if selected on the Settings page.

Search, sort, and filter content

Search for articles and videos

On the top right of any screen, tap the magnifying glass icon Magnifying glass.

Sort posts and videos by date or popularity
  1. Open the Playbook app Playbook app.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, select the content you want to view:
    • For posts, tap Posts 
    • For videos, tap Videos 
  3. To sort content by date or popularity, tap the three lines icon .
Filter selected posts and videos
  1. Open the Playbook app Playbook app.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, select the content you want to view:
    • For posts, tap Posts 
    • For videos, tap Videos .
  3. At the top of either page, select a tag (like Develop or Engage). The posts and videos related to that tag will appear below.
  4. To show all posts and remove filtered tags, tap the selected tag again.

Share and save content

Save content
  • On Home, Posts, or Videos: Slide the item to the left and select the heart icon
  • On Guide: Select an article and then tap the heart icon
View saved content

At the top of any page, tap the menu icon  > Saved.

You can also add your saved list to Home on your Settings page.

Share articles and videos
  • On Home, Posts, or Videos: Slide the item to the left and select the share icon
  • On Guide: Select an article and then tap the share icon

Set up language, location, and display preferences

On the Settings page, you can personalize your Home preferences and set up your language and location.

  1. Open the Playbook app Playbook app.
  2. At the top of any page, tap the menu icon  > Settings .
  3. Under "Personalization," select your language, country, and any sections or topics you want to be shown on your Home page. For a category to display on your Home page, move the switch to the right until it turns blue.
  4. At the top of the screen, tap Save.

Open the Play Console app

If you want to view your app statistics and financial data, you can open the Play Console app from the Playbook app.

  1. Open the Playbook app Playbook app.
  2. Tap the menu icon > Play Console.

For more information on the Play Console app, go to track app performance on your Android device.

Turn notifications on or off

When you get a notification from the Playbook app, it displays on your device's status bar.

  1. Open the Playbook app Playbook app.
  2. Tap the menu icon  > Notifications.
  3. To turn notifications on, move the switch to the right until it turns blue. To turn notifications off, move the switch to the left until it turns gray.
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