Introducing the new Google Play Console

In June 2020, we introduced the new Google Play Console. In November 2020, we began to discontinue the old Play Console. Now, all developers will use the new Play Console, which you can visit here: play.google.com/console.

What's changed?

We’ve designed the new Play Console to be more helpful. Its responsive design means that you can use it across all of your devices. Here are some of the changes we've made:

  • We reorganized the releases area of the navigation. "Production" is now at the top level, and we've grouped all testing tracks together. Internal app sharing has moved to "Setup."
  • Speed and performance on different browsers have increased, and we’ve made UI tweaks such as making text boxes resizable, introducing unread notices for messages, and refining headers on mobile so they use space more efficiently.
  • We launched Inbox, your personalized messaging area featuring helpful information, policy updates, feature recommendations, and more.
  • The new Publishing overview page lets you see what changes are in review. Managed publishing gives you control over your launch by allowing you to decide when approved changes are actually published.
  • Acquisition reports have been completely overhauled to help you understand your performance over time. You can learn how acquisition reporting has changed by visiting this article.
  • You can still link to your Google Ads account for conversion tracking and remarketing lists, but Google Ads campaign reporting and account notifications will now be available exclusively in Google Ads.
  • You can now search across Play Console, making it easier to find pages and features quickly.
  • We also announced that later this year, all Play Console users will need to use 2-Step Verification.

Learn more about the new Play Console

To learn more about the new Play Console, you can:

  • Get a high-level overview of what’s new in this blog post.
  • Watch these videos for more in-depth information about the biggest changes.
  • Take a course on the Academy for App Success to become an expert on the new experience.
  • Dive into key features and find supporting information in the new education pages.

 

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