August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • App version numbers seemed to have disappeared from the Google Play Store.
  • It’s unclear whether or not this was intentional by Google as the web version of the Play Store still displays app version numbers.
  • This is quite similar to Google’s previously removed and now returned permissions list for apps on the Play Store.

Everything about an app is useful information, especially its version number, in case there are issues with that particular build. Right now, it looks like Google’s removed the version number from Play Store app entries, as pointed out by 9to5Google. The first option now appearing is “Updated On,” which lets users know when the last update came through for the app they’re interested in.

It seems the desktop version of the Play Store still displays this information, so it looks like this removal is only impacting those viewing the store from their Android phones. It also appears to show the version number for related devices like smartwatches related to your account.

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