Last June 2020, we introduced the new Google Play Consoleand in November of the same year, 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.
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 that we've made:
- Reorganized Releases overview - Production is now at the top level, and we've grouped all testing tracks. Internal app sharing can also be found under Setup.
- Increased speed, performance, and UI (user interface) tweaks - Updates include resizable text boxes, notifications for unread messages, and refined headers on mobile devices so spaces are used efficiently.
- We launched Inbox- Your Inbox will be your personalized messaging area featuring helpful information, policy updates, feature recommendations, and more.
- New Publishing overview - This page lets you see what changes are in review.
- New Managed publishing - It gives you control over your launch by allowing you to decide when approved changes are actually published.
- Updated Acquisition reports - This section is overhauled to help you understand your performance over time. To learn more about how it has changed, visit the Measure and analyze your app's acquisition article.
- Google Ads campaign - 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.
- Easier search and navigation - You can now search across Play Console, making it easier to find pages and features quickly.
- More secure access - We also announced last 2020 that 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 via the Android Developers Blog.
- Watch Google Play Console webinars for 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 on the new education pages.