Google Play Store gets one-tap buttons to unsubscribe from betas, clear wishlists, and more
The Google Play Store, amongst all its features, allows developers to roll out multiple release channels for the same app. Users can easily opt into an app’s beta program and start testing unreleased versions of an app without much more hassle. There is also a number of other features you can easily opt-in to, such as adding apps to your wishlist, pre-registering for unreleased apps, and so on. But a very pesky thing about these opt-in features is how, if you want to opt-out of them, you would have to go the extra mile and remove them one by one, which sounds like a complicated and annoying task.
Well, luckily for you, you don’t have to do this anymore. As of the latest version of the Google Play Store, the app has added a new “Google Play preferences” section in the app’s Settings. This gives you four new buttons which will allow you to leave every beta program you’ve ever joined, wipe your wishlist clean, and unregister for both upcoming events and unreleased, upcoming apps you’ve pre-registered for. A reset button of sorts if you might call it like that. Whether there is a beta app bothering you or you just don’t want to receive any notifications, there are lots of scenarios where this may come in handy. As we said before, the functionality for opting out of these lists on a per-app basis has always existed, but it’s nice to have global buttons to clear these lists completely.
As the Google Play Store receives a massive overhaul of both the way the app looks and feels, features like these being introduced make perfect sense and are pretty useful for users. If you want to check it out, be sure to have the latest version of the Google Play Store installed—the Play Store updates by itself, so you don’t have to do much other than waiting.
Via: Android Police