Users will now be able to determine whether an app is ad free or not, without actually having to install it in the first place
For those who were annoyed with having to deal with apps that featured extensive ads, Alphabet Inc.’s (GOOGL) Google has released a handy new feature for the Play Store. This feature informs users whether an app has ads or not before they download it. The feature was first spotted by a Reddit user, after which it was extensively covered by VentureBeat.
Now that Google has started flagging apps with ads, users will find it easier to decide whether or not they want to install a free app. Seeing how many free apps there are already present on the Play Store, there was previously no way of telling whether it featured apps until it was installed. Fortunately, this will not be a problem anymore.
Users can easily tell whether an app has ads by checking below the download button. The feature will make it easier for users to make informed decisions while deciding apps, and this did not come as a surprise, since app developers had already seen this coming.
The idea behind the move is simple, Google wishes to make trusted and high quality content available for its users and it is safe to say, several other similar steps will be taken in the future to make this possible.
Google may have just come up with a brilliant way to make Play Store easier to use and convenient for those who want to make sure they get high quality content without having to deal with ads. This could give the platform a much needed boost and could potentially encourage app developers to tone down the number of ads being placed on their apps.