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Merchant Center Announcements

Here, you'll see what's new in Merchant Center each month.

2017
          
New feature update Updates to India GST and third-party compatible product requirements.
October 2017

Change Log | Help Center

New feature update Changes to adult-oriented content policy for Germany
October 2017

Change log | Help Center

New feature update Automatic item updates improved to help drive data accuracy
October 2017

Help Center

New feature update Updates to feeds in Merchant Center
August 2017

Change log

New feature update Updates to email contact options. New email preference settings and additional email contacts now available.
August 2017

Change log Help Center

New feature update Customers can now opt in to Google Customer Reviews via mobile websites.
July 2017

Help Center

Acccount settings update 2017 update to the Google Shopping Product Feed Specification
5/23/2017

Help Center

New feature update Introducing Google Customer Reviews.
April 2017

Change log | Blog post

New feature update Users can now access and manage multiple Merchant Center accounts from a single Google account.
2/24/2017

Help Center

New feature update Shopping campaigns are now available in Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa
February 2017

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2016
New feature update Redesigned articles for the product data specification to make it easier to use.
10/24/2016

Product data specification | Change log

New feature update Introducing the new Google Merchant Center.
8/30/2016

Change log | Blog Post

New feature update Use currency conversion to make your product data available to more target countries.
8/30/2016

Help Center

Acccount settings update Feed Rules has been updated with adjusted rules and new transformations.
8/29/2016

Change log

New feature update New shipping settings launched.
7/12/2016

Change log | Help Center

Acccount settings update For all countries, added the preemptive item disapprovals feature for product data violations. This feature can only occur for some product data violations.
7/12/2016
Help Center
New feature update Increased the maximum image file size from 4MB to 16MB.
6/1/2016
Help Center
New feature update 2016 update to the Google Shopping Products Feed Specification.
5/25/2016
Change log
New feature update View messages sent to your account in the Merchant Center Message Archive. The new Message Archive feature lets you view any emails, alerts, and announcements in a centralized spot.
5/17/2016
Help Center
New feature update Transform your data with Feed Rules to meet the Google Shopping products feed specification requirements.
4/26/2016
Help Center | Blog post
Acccount settings update We launched the new Google Shopping Policy Center today. Get to know the new policies.
2/29/2016
Change log
Acccount settings update For some countries, added a requirement to submit a GTIN for all products that have one.
2/8/2016

Change log | Help Center

2015
Acccount settings update We’re making our policies more user-friendly. Preview the policies now.
12/2/2015
Change log
Acccount settings update For some countries, added the ability to request a manual review of an item disapproval related to GTINs for designated brands.
9/15/2015
Help Center
New feature update For all countries, launched a password-based SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) feed upload feature allowing for more secure feed uploads.
9/3/2015
Help Center
New feature update For all countries, launched an E-commerce Platform feature allowing for product data import from support e-commerce platforms.
9/1/2015
Help Center
New feature update Use the Google Merchant Center add-on for Google Sheets to easily create, validate, and submit spreadsheets-based feeds.
6/25/2015
Help Center | Blog post
New feature update 2015 update to the Google Shopping Products Feed Specification and Google Product Taxonomy.
6/8/2015
Help Center | Blog post
Acccount settings update Verify and claim your website URL without leaving Merchant Center in the Website Verification tab under Settings.
6/4/2015
Help Center
Acccount settings update For all countries, added the ability for merchants to request a manual review of a policy violation. You can only request a review for some policy violations.
5/26/2015
Help Center
Acccount settings update For all countries, added the preemptive item disapprovals feature. This feature can only occur for some policy violations.
5/26/2015
Help Center
Acccount settings update Added warnings for recalled products. You'll now receive warnings for products that have been found in a product recall database.
4/30/2015
Help Center
New feature update Online product inventory update feed allows quick updates to price, availability, and sale price information.
4/8/2015
Help Center
Acccount settings update Updated requirements for build-to-order custom goods.
4/1/2015
Change log
Acccount settings update Quoted fields now enabled automatically for new feeds.
3/30/2015
Help Center
Known issues update Refreshed appearance for Merchant Center, including the ability to search the full help center from your account.
2/10/2015
Help Center
New feature update New shipping dimension attributes now available for merchants using carrier-calculated shipping rates.
2/4/2015
Help Center | Blog post
New feature update Extended shipping features for Australia.
1/26/2015
Help Center | Google+
2014
New feature update 2014 update to the Google Shopping Products Feed Specification
6/1/2014
Help Center
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