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Submit Your App to Google Play

Time to get your app on the stores and into your customers' hands. If you'd like us to do all the work for you, use our free submission services. Otherwise, keep reading to learn how to do it yourself.

Before you begin

  1. Create a Google Play developer account 
    (and pay Google the $25 registration fee).
  2. Create a Google Wallet Merchant Center account
    (if you want to submit your app as paid).
  3. Download your app's APK file

To submit your app to the Google Play store:

  1. Click here and log in to your Google Play account. 

  2. Click All Applications and then click + Add new application.

  3. Select your Default language, enter your app Title and click Upload APK.

  4. Click Upload your first APK to Production.

  5. Click Browse files, and browse to your .APK file. See Download Your APK File for more information.

  6. Click the Store Listing tab.

  7. Enter the following product details.

    Field Description
    Title Your app name.
    Short description The initial text users will see when looking at your app’s Store Listing from the Play Store app.
    Full description A description of your app, including its features and what users can do. This description appears on the app store and cannot be longer than 4000 characters.

  8. Click  + Add Screenshots to add screenshots of your app.

    Note: You can take a screenshot of your app from the live simulator in the app editor. For more information, click here.

    You must provide at least 2 screenshots of your app. To have your app displayed in the Designed for tablets section of Google Play, upload tablet screenshots.

    Graphic resolutions:
    Phone: 320 X 640
    Tablets: 1024 X 768 or 1280 X 800

  9. Click + Add high-res icon to add your app icon (must be at least 512 X 512).

  10. Click + Add feature graphic. This is a promotional graphic that's displayed at the top of your Store Listing page in the Play Store app. See Choose a Google Play Feature Image for more information.

  11. (Optional) Add a Promo Graphic to promote your app on older versions of Android and a Promo Video (YouTube video URL) to promote your app.

  12. Select your Application Type, Category, and Content Rating.

    Note: Google Play's new content rating system requires you to also fill out a rating questionnaire. For more information, click here.

  13. Enter your contact details: website, email and phone number (optional). 

  14. You can add a link to your privacy policy in the Privacy Policy box, or select the Not submitting a privacy policy URL at this time

  15. Scroll to the top of the page and click Save.

  16. Click the Pricing & Distribution tab.

  17. Choose your app's price by either selecting Free, or Paid. To list you app as a paid app, you must add a merchant account to your Google Play Account. 
    Note: Once you select and save your app as free, you can't change the price.

  18. Select the Select All Countries check-box to enable users in all regions to access and download your app, or select specific countries from the list.

  19. (Optional) Read and decide if you'd like to opt-in to the Google Play for Education option or the Marketing opt-out option.

  20. Read the Consent guidelines and select the check-box to indicate that your app meets the guidelines.
  21. Read the US export laws, and select the check-box to indicate your acknowledgment. 

  22. Scroll to the top of the page and click Save.
  23. Make sure that APK, Store Listing, Content Rating and Price Distribution tabs all have a green check mark next to them:

  24. Click Ready to publish.

  25. Select Publish this app.


Congratulations your app has been published. Within a couple of hours, your app will be available on the Google play android marketplace.


To remove your app from the marketplace:

  1. Click Published.

  2. Select Unpublish this app.

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