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How to Publish APK in Google Play Store?

In this tutorial, we will show you how to Publish APK in Google Play Store for this follow the below steps

Upload the App’s APK File to Google Play

Step 1 – Sign-In with Your Android Developer account credentials

Step 2 – In your browser, go to the address, click “Developer Console”.

Step 3 – Click the “Add New Application” button to begin adding your app to Google Play.

Step 4 – Select the language and the name of your app. Press the Upload APK button.

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Step 5 – Then click the “Upload your first APK to Production” button to upload your apk file to Google Play.

Click in upload your first APK to Production

Step 6 – Drag the APK file from your computer to the window or click the Browse Files button and choose the APK file on your computer. Wait while the file is loaded.

Drag or browse the APK file on your computer

App details on Google Play

Step 7 – After the APK file is successfully uploaded click in-store listing, in order to fill in all the information that will be visible on your app’s Google Play page.

Step 8 – In the store Listing section of Google Play, start by writing a “short description” of the app stating it’s main purpose. Then in the “full description” field you must describe your app in detail and show all the features and benefits to the users.

Make a short and a full description of your app

Step 9 –In the Graphic Assets area you must add at least two screenshots of your app and they must be at least 320 pixels wide and be in a PNG or JPEG format.

Step 10 – Click on Add screenshot and choose the files from your computer.

Add at least two app screenshots

Step 11 – You must also add your high-resolution app icon. It must be 512 by 512 pixels and it must be in 32-bit PNG format.

This icon will be visible on the Google Play app’s page and in search results.

Add your app icon

Step 12 – Next, click in Add feature graphic to upload a Feature Graphic image, which will be visible at the top of the Google Play app’s page.

This image must be 1024 by 500 pixels, and may be in JPEG or 24-bit PNG format.

Add your app feature graphic image

Step 13 – If you have a Youtube video that promotes your app, you may insert the link in Promo Video.

Insert the link to a youtube video that promotes your app

Step 14 – In the Categorization area, you have the following options:

  • Application type – you must choose the Application option
  • Category – you should choose the most appropriate category for your app
  • Content rating – you must indicate whether your app’s content can be viewed by people of all ages or if the app has, for example, restricted adult content.
Choose the options for application type, Category and Content rating

Step 15 – In the Contact details section you must insert your email, you can also include your website’s address (if you have one) and telephone.

Your email address will be visible on your app’s page.

Step 16 – In the Privacy Policy field, you can add a URL containing the privacy policy of your app. If you do not have one, click the checkbox indicating that you are not submitting a privacy policy URL at this time.

Step 17 – Now that the first phase was completed, just push the Save Draft button to save this information.

Content Rating to Google Play

Step 18 – In the Content Rating tab, you will answer a questionnaire on the content of your app. To start, press the Continue button.

Step 19 – In the Email Address field, enter your email and then choose the category that most closely matches your app.

Step 20 – Answer the questionnaire that Google makes available for each category and push the Save questionnaire button.

Step 21 – Then push the Calculate Rating button. Google Play will assign a rating to the content of your app.

Push the calculate rating button, Google Play will assign a rating to your app

Step 22 – If you agree with the content rating assigned by Google Play, push the Apply Rating button and then the Save Draft button on the top of the page.

Apply the rating and save the draft on the top of the page

App’s Pricing and Distribution

Step 23 – Now let’s turn to the Pricing and distribution section. You should indicate whether your app will be free or paid. For now, we are going to choose the option free and you can learn how to publish a paid app in another tutorial.

In the pricing and Distribution section you can choose if your app will be free or paid

Step 24 – Next, in the Distribute in these countries section, you select the countries where your app will be available.

Select the countries where your app will be available

Step 25 – On the Consent section confirm that your app meets the Android Content Guidelines. Also, if you chose to make your app available in the United States, you should confirm that you accept the United States export laws.

On the consent section confirm that your app meets the content guidelines and accept the US exports laws

Publish the App on Google Play

Step 26 – Push the Save Draft Button and if all the sections have a green check mark, your application is ready to be published.

If all the sections have a green check mark you can publish the app

Finally, push the Publish app button and your application will be available on Google Play within a few hours.

That’s it for this tutorial!

We hope we’ve clear your doubts in case If you have any feedback or questions, Just contact us here and we are always available for you.

Updated on April 30, 2020

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