Google Play Store streamlines comment feedback

By | 27th January 2016


Users have noted that a feature Google was testing in the Play Store a few months ago appears to be rolling out to all users. The feature involves the feedback options that users can provide to the reviews that are left on apps in the Play Store. Users are now limited to only a couple options when reviewing a review.

In the past the Play Store displayed both a thumbs up and a thumbs down icon next to each review. Users could use this to provide feedback as to whether a particular review was useful or not. Those icons have changed to include just a thumbs up icon and a stack of three dots ala the overflow menu. The overflow icon does function as a menu trigger, but the only option that comes up is to report a review as spam.

For now the changes mean users only have the option to provide positive feedback or report something as spam. With the code in place to trigger a menu pop up, we will have to see whether additional options are added at a later time or whether Google decides to keep things as simple as this current iteration. For now, the changes appear to only impact the Android version of the Play Store. On the web, users still have three options – spam, helpful or unhelpful.

via: Android Police

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