MADRID, Sep. 12 (Portaltic/EP) –
Google has announced that it will begin to delay the publication of any review on a game or application of its Play Store to be able to detect if there is activity “suspicious“in them.
Until now, the ‘apps’ store directly published a user’s rating or score, regardless of whether they were legitimate or fraudulent. Now, Google wants to put a stop to the latter, according to the technical editor of Esper.io, mishaal rahmanin Twitter.
The Mountain View company has announced through its Developer Console, to which Rahman has had access, which will delay the publication of any Google Play Store review by about 24 hours.
Google is introducing a delay of *24 hours between when users submit ratings or reviews on Google Play to when they’re published for others to see. This is to help reduce suspicious ratings or reviews activity, Google says. pic.twitter.com/ugO7Qeusaa
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) September 9, 2022
In this way, Google hopes to detect activity “suspicious” in such reviews to mitigate the impact that fake reviews have on the reputation of what your store offers.
Google has assured developers that, during those 24 hours, they will still be able to see and respond to all of these reviews. However, the rest of the users will only be able to see them published once that period of time has passed.
As Rahman has pointed out, this move by Google gives developers time to make a complaint if they doubt the veracity of a review or respond to the user in question before it affects the reputation of their ‘app’.