Google has changed the information requirements for Play Store developers and added new prerequisites. The purpose of these changes is to better identify developers and help secure the Android App Store.
Google Play developers will soon need to verify their email address and phone number and provide more information such as their address. To register To make sure the company is in touch with real people. Additionally, Google Play console users must enable 2-step verification.
By making these changes, the tech giant wants to ensure the safety and health of Google Play as a reference for installing applications. This announcement comes at a time when we need to tackle malware and rogue applications more than ever. Reports indicate that a large number of developer accounts in cybercrime associations are being sold at various prices.
In addition, having a two-step verification system helps prevent developer account theft. Google recently enabled this feature by default for regular accounts so that everyone can benefit from the two-step verification system.
Developers currently only need to provide their phone number and email address to create an account. Google has announced that new incoming information, such as address, will not be shared publicly and will only be received from users so that they can be authenticated and contacted.
These changes are implemented in several steps. From today, Google will allow users to specify their personal and business account type and verify their contact information. Then in August (from late August) all new registrations are required to provide this information and must use two-step verification. Throughout the year, all old and new users will have to adapt to the changes.