August 8, 2022

What you need to know

  • Google allows developers to use alternative billing systems for users in the EEA.
  • Developers opting for alternative systems will be subject to a 3% reduction in billing fees.
  • The move follows the recent passing of the Digital Markets Act.

Google has been under fire for requiring developers to use Play Store billing for in-app purchases. However, the company has been slowly easing up on this requirement, and the company’s latest move marks a significant win for developers.

On Tuesday, the company announced that it’s letting developers choose alternative billing systems for users in the European Economic Area (EEA). This would apply to non-gaming apps, and developers would have to meet certain “protection requirements” to qualify.