A new day is coming for your Android apps. Google is implementing new Play Store rules for developers as it tries to weed out intrusive ads, impersonators, and VPNService misuse.

Major changes will be rolled out incrementally (opens in new tab) with the first rule taking effect on August 31st and will be completed on July 31st, 2023. Reading through the rules, it seems that some Play Store developers were running away from rude practices, but Google is giving them enough time to clean up the your act. The Play Store is also clarifying the language of various policies as it cracks down on misinformation.

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