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Google said to be working on "refresh" button for updates in the Play Store

The button would be found in the My Apps & Games screen and could allow users to quickly scan for app updates.

Published onFebruary 20, 2017

Google is reportedly working on implementing a refresh button into the Google Play Store in the My Apps & Games screen, according to information from Android Police. The button would provide a manual way to re-scan the Play Store for potential updates, without having to exit the app.

Currently, when you access the My Apps & Games screen (found in the Play Store menu) you will be presented with a list of your apps and whether they are up to date or a newer version is available.

Though this screen is usually up-to-date when you access it, you must close the app and then open it again if you want to refresh it. It’s not a big deal — in fact, it’s a pretty small deal in the grand scheme of things — but when you’re waiting on a specific update to arrive there’s no way to quickly refresh the page to see if any new updates have landed.

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The refresh button would change that and it’s said to now be in testing, potentially for deployment in a future version of Google Play. It’s not clear if it definitely will roll out, but it’s only a subtle UI tweak anyway, right?

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