Google Play Store will no longer show notifications for updated apps

15 January 2020
The feature was removed without a heads up.

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Well this is weird because I am getting notifications at random times of the updated apps!!

  • Anonymous

s-pen pusher, 17 Jan 2020please read my earlier comment. i know they do sell data, but th... moreBut Data is collected and used for purposes that is not ethical in any way.
Next time your insurance company refuses to pay for damages, you can blame those same machines which will calculate not to pay.

Anonymous, 17 Jan 2020They do sell your data. This isn't up for debate. Data is the ... moreplease read my earlier comment. i know they do sell data, but these information are handled between machines only and no human intervention.

  • Ri

I hate how Google change/remove all the useful things without a warning.. I do not like android 10 because of that. removing this notification, messing up tap to translate in Google translate....etc..

  • Athavan

A bit annoying as even though in the settings you've set up the option to auto-update and notify, they are useless. I really enjoyed get notifications and when all my apps were automatically updated :( now I have to check everyday to see if there are any updates and depending on when I check them I may have to wait for a long time if there is a large amount of apps to be updated. Please revert back your changes Google.

  • Anonymous

s-pen pusher, 17 Jan 2020i know the risks and vulnerabilities, but i trust google and app... moreThey do sell your data. This isn't up for debate.
Data is the new Oil/Gold.

Personalized ads for you is just 0.5% of what they do with the data.
None of these companies can be trusted. Not Apple, not Google.

Anonymous, 16 Jan 2020Lol their privacy policy vs how they operate are two completely ... morei know the risks and vulnerabilities, but i trust google and apple to fix it the soonest time possible. the data they collect actually helps AI grow as well to eventually personalize it to your preferences. as of the moment, since ads are unavoidable anyway, at least the data google collected about me only serves me ads i will be interested in, and i am finding it unobstrusive and even helpful sometimes. i used to have my history turned off with our android and apple devices, and i also have previously taken measures of turning off tracking cookies from other companies, but i ended up getting annoyed by random ads showing in websites i go to or apps i use. in the future, AI services will be able to pull information about you to give you deeply personalized assistance, just like having your own butler. see, i am somebody insignificant and don't do alot of online purchases. if you simply are careful of what information you share then you have nothing to worry about. otherwise just stop using technology altogether because all technologies are heading into personalization of offerings, and tech companies cannot do that without gathering information about you. again, i would rather trust google and apple with my data than oems from countries that spies on its citizens to oppress and/or virtually incarecrate them.

CptPower, 16 Jan 2020Well now USA government will fill your phone with a spybloatware... moreYou have noticed that this is only for already downloaded apps by you? Only an update won't show in notifications...

  • It's me

Newly installed apps should be notified, currently I'm facing difficulty to find newly installed apps...

Suga, 16 Jan 2020The updated apps do what the previous versions do,and not much h... moreNot always, sometimes the updates take features off or conflict with other things, sometimes they even request unrelated intrusive permissions that did not before

The updated apps do what the previous versions do,and not much has changed in years

wasox, 16 Jan 2020Lol, that spyware you talk about is present in All devices since... moreMan this all can be blocked in settings if you know where to look.

CptPower, 16 Jan 2020Well now USA government will fill your phone with a spybloatware... moreLol, that spyware you talk about is present in All devices since they leave the factories, it is already enbeded in the SOC, specially on CCP brands sold in their own turf, as they have never had google play services

The Voice of Reason, 16 Jan 2020> How do you feel about this change, should Google still give... moreYou can disable auto updates for chosen apps. No need to turn that off for all apps.

TJM, 16 Jan 2020I have auto updates enabled but it rarely works. Always have to ... moreI occasionally used to get pending update notification but whenever I click it all apps have already been updated

Interesting, I actually disabled it manually about a year ago or whenever it become available

> How do you feel about this change, should Google still give users control over notifications for app updates?

99% of users don't care their apps are being updated and prefer not to know it. A manual control would be nice to have though for the geeks among us.

Meanwhile I completely disabled automatic apps updates 5 years ago for several reasons: Firstly, I need to keep old versions of some apps. Secondly, I prefer to update some apps only when their new versions garner positive reviews indicating nothing has been broken. Thirdly, Android doesn't allow to roll back to previous versions of apps (at least there's no simple way - uninstalling an app, downloading an APK and sideloading it - aren't simple) and it means to be on a safe side you mustn't automatically update apps.

  • Meh

Had this issue since November indeed. I thought I did something wrong with my Notification Settings for the Play Store. I've been searching for re-enabling them but it was Google's plot all along. Oof.

LG Superfan, 16 Jan 2020I thought it was a bug I was annoyed cause I have set the phone ... moreI have auto updates enabled but it rarely works. Always have to start updates manually...

Well now USA government will fill your phone with a spybloatware and you wont even know your phone installed that because you didnt got any notice.
Oh great.