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Google Play will make it easier to delete an app account

It's easy to make an account for an app or game, but deleting it is usually another matter altogether.
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Published onFebruary 14, 2024

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TL;DR
  • The Google Play Store will now offer an easier way for users to delete app accounts.
  • Users can request account and data deletion via a direct link to a developer’s website.

Some apps and games require the creation of an account, but getting rid of this account can be an issue. Thankfully, Google is making things a little easier.

The February 2024 Google System Update includes a welcome addition to the Play Store (v39.7). More specifically, Google says users can now more easily request the deletion of an account or data.

“You can now request data and account deletion from the App Details page by clicking a direct link to the Developer site,” reads an excerpt of the changelog.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about this change. Google informed developers last year that apps supporting the creation of an account must let users delete this account and associated data via said app and the web. The company posted an example of this process at the time, as seen below.

Google Play Store account deletion

Either way, this is a long-overdue addition but still a notable improvement for privacy. But we hope more app developers offer an in-app solution too if they haven’t done so already.