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How can the app's owner allow past purchases before 2016 to share the app in Family Library?

Discussion in 'Android Development' started by Pim Ma, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Pim Ma

    Pim Ma Lurker
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    I've been looking through my app's console trying to allow my old users (purchased since 2014) to share my app in their family library but I couldn't find where to enable the option.

    Anyone know?

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  2. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.


    • Apps & games sharing with Family Library may be limited in some countries.
    • You can't share in-app purchases and free apps with your family members.
    • Any apps or games purchased after July 2, 2016 are eligible to be added to Family Library. If you purchased the app or game before July 2, 2016, it’s eligible for Family Library if the developer has made past purchases available. You can find out whether this is the case by tapping Read More on the app’s details page.
    So the developer has to allow sharing if bought earlier.
  3. Pim Ma

    Pim Ma Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Sorry I use the ambigious word.
    I mean I am the developer and I want to make past purchase available for my app but I can't find where to allow this option in Google Developer Console.
  4. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.

    I found this, but it's from four years ago so things could have changed:
    1. Sign in to your Google Play Developer Console.
    2. Select an app.
    3. Select Pricing & Distribution.
    4. In the "Family Library" section, select the checkbox.
    I'll move this to the Dev section :)

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