Without Having To Open Listings, Google Play Store Displays Additional App Information

Google is testing a Play Store modification on Android that allows consumers to see more information about apps without having to open the complete listing at I/O 2022, in addition to a bevy of new developer capabilities.
SIA Team
May 14, 2022

Google is testing a Play Store modification on Android that allows consumers to see more information about apps without having to open the complete listing at I/O 2022, in addition to a bevy of new developer capabilities.

This switch to lists is part of a test design, though you may still swipe left to see more. The symbol shrinks slightly, and Google now displays the promotional text provided by the developer. The arrow still takes you to a full grid view when you tap it.

The top "Based on your recent behavior" and "Recommended for you" cards/shelves are getting a cosmetic makeover. It's not on the Games or Books tabs, and Movies & TV is being phased away starting this month. This modification has not yet been extensively implemented, and it is only apparent on one of the few Google Accounts we examined today.

Carousels have long been used on Google Play to display the icon, name, and rating, with three full apps shown before you have to scroll.

This app list is less visually appealing, but it improves the Google Play browsing experience by eliminating the need to rely on the symbol and program name when browsing rapidly. Meanwhile, the old method is still in use because going through the entire list would be daunting.

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