Google has just expanded the ability to collect money through Google Play to eight new countries, bringing the total to 45 around the world. Developers from Greece, Luxembourg, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam can now apply to have a Google Play Merchant account and collect money for paid apps in their home currency. Previously these developers could publish free apps into the Play Store and could themselves buy apps from the store but were unable to have their own paid versions available.
An update in the Play Store developer console is notifying developers of the change, with information on how to become a merchant now that their country is supported. We always want to see even more developers be able to be paid for their work, and can't wait to see what new app innovation this can drive.
Source: Google Support
Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.
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