The Android Developers (@AndroidDev) Twitter account reported that they decided to add the App Permissions section back to Google Play based on user feedback.
Some time ago, Google removed the section from the Play Store that told about the permissions asked by an app. Now the company has withdrawn this change and has announced to bring back the Permissions section in the app listing.
Google added the Data Safety section on the Play Store some time ago. It gives users information about how an app is collecting data and how it is being used. After the addition of this section, the company removed the permissions section from the app listing in the Play Store.
But the information in Data Safety is provided by the app developer and the information in the Permissions section was fetched by Google itself. By comparing the information in these two sections, users could better fact-check the data practices of the app. Now Google is bringing back the permission.
Permissions section coming back to Google Play Store
The Android Developers (@AndroidDev) Twitter account reported that they decided to add the App Permissions section back to Google Play based on user feedback. It said, “Privacy and transparency are core values in the Android community. We’ve heard your feedback that you found the App Permissions section in Google Play useful, and we decided to return it. The App Permissions section will be back soon.”
It further said, “The Data Safety section provides users with a simple view of how an app collects, shares, and protects user data, but we want to make app permissions information easily viewable for users. to understand the actions of the app and its ability to access specific restricted data.
Android developers said that it will continue to take feedback and work with the developer community to bring data privacy and transparency to users.