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Google Play is committed to help connect our users with apps and games they’ll love, while providing critical security protections. We also invest in a global commerce infrastructure that enables people to safely, securely and reliably pay for their purchases. For developers, we invest in comprehensive tools, resources and infrastructure that help them build great apps, lower their development costs and grow their businesses. Listening carefully to developer and user feedback is integral to how we continue to improve how the Google Play Store works.

Recently, we announced an update to the Google Play Payments policy, revising the service fee and making it more explicit when Google Play’s billing system is required. To help deepen the community's understanding of the policy update, we have collated answers to the most common questions we hear from our developers.

Who does the Google Play Payments policy apply to?


What is Google Play's service fee?


Why does Google Play charge this service fee?

What forms of payments are supported after the adoption of Google Play's billing system?

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What forms of payments are supported after the adoption of Google Play Billing?

Google Play’s billing system supports numerous forms of payment (FOPs) including debit and credit cards, netbanking, UPI (including all supported apps such as Paytm, PhonePe, Mobikwik and others), carrier billing, and gift cards. While we do not currently offer mobile wallets, we are open to integrating wallets and other popular forms of payment subject to prevailing legal and regulatory framework, and continue to work with regulators toward making this happen. Additional forms of payment such as recurring payments as enabled by UPI are on the roadmap for inclusion to the suite of payment options available on Google Play.


What happens if a developer doesn't want to use Google Play's billing system?


Can apps take users to in-app browsers or websites to make payments?


Are third party app stores supported on Android in India?


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We understand that building high quality and secure experiences is your top priority. At Google Play we believe that understanding of Android Vitals and store policies are critical to achieving these goals. This course, curated specially for Indian developers, is a must do to make apps that delight your users and ensure your app ticks all the policy tips to set you up for success.   There are also rewards when you complete the course for developers and select companies.