Google removes “Permissions” information from apps on the Play Store

Deepak Gupta July 14, 2022
Updated 2022/07/14 at 8:26 PM

The Play Store has changed a lot in recent months. In addition to a new image, application information presented to users is more accessible and the “Data security” section adds greater confidence when choosing the right app to install on your smartphone.

Interestingly, the valuable information that existed related to the permissions that each app requires has disappeared from the place where it used to be. Still there is related information that helps the user.

Google removes "Permissions" information from apps on the Play Store

The pages dedicated to each app on the Play Store have gained a new layout and information that is easier to access and understand. These changes include the new "Data Security" section, where the developer is required to provide information about how their app collects, shares and processes user data.

Despite this information, there was information regarding "Permissions" in the description of the app, where it was possible to see the list of permissions that the user had to give in order for the app to work.

However, this section, in the midst of the changes that took place, ended up disappearing, which, apparently, is generating some controversy.

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Additional information that existed prior to the changes.

Where does this information go?

The Permissions information is disconnected from the application page and it will have to be, when installing, that you will understand what the necessary permissions will be.

Even so, the user may have more information about how their data may be used. in the section of data security from each app you'll be able to see exactly what each programmer promises to do with the data they have access to on their smartphone. The data that can be collected are described, as well as their purpose.

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For many users, this information may be easier to interpret and even more useful than having access to the Permissions list, which, in most cases, serve the simple functionality of the app. Google, however, has not commented on the removal of this information in the description of the apps on its Play Store.

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