Google Play Policies and Guidelines

Before publishing your apps on Google Play, take a few minutes to read and understand the content and distribution policies that apply to all apps in the store. These policies help to keep Android and Google Play an enjoyable and trusted platform for content consumers and developers alike.

The documents below highlight important policy areas and provide tips to help you create policy-compliant apps. You'll also find examples and guidance on common policy questions that can help your app stay clear of practices that can result in low ratings or even suspensions from the store.

For complete information about Google Play policies, please see the full Developer Program Policies and Developer Distribution Agreement documents.



Make sure that your app does not present content that is unwanted, deceptive, repetitive, or unrelated to the core function of the app.

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Intellectual Property

Tips and examples of how to use intelletual property (IP) properly, including when to ask permission to use someone else's copyright or trademark.

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Make sure that the ads displayed in your app follow the Google Play Content Policy and meet the maturity rating that you have selected for your app.

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