Google Play Store Refresh Button in Testing

A Google Play Store refresh button appears in the beta version, currently under testing, with a limited scope of availability to mobile users at this time…

Google is currently testing a Play Store refresh app option in beta. The button allows mobile users to manually check for the latest updates of installed Android apps. Part of the large-scale experimental feature testing, the refresh button is currently available only to a select number of users.

Google Play Store Refresh Button Appears in Beta

The exploratory option (seen below) might become available worldwide, if the search giant approves it. In the latest widely-available version of the Google Play Store, the program periodically checks for app updates. When updates become available, push notifications are sent to users. So, it’s only possible to check for updates manually by force-closing or restarting the Google Play Store app. 

Google Play Store refresh button screenshot
Credit: Android Police

Because of the company’s past experiments, this could become available globally or it might be scrapped altogether. The fact it’s so conspicuous increases the likelihood the refresh button will eventually enjoy worldwide, stable release.

Recently, the Google Play Store introduced a new UI or user interface. With it, users are able to sort installed apps by size, name, and date of last use or update. The digital marketplace also introduced a Top Charts feature in select territories. Furthermore, the app store enhanced game rating specifics, based on graphics, controls and gameplay.

Additionally, Google Maps just introduced offline saving and sharing. Just over two weeks ago, the company rolled out real-time Maps traffic conditions, parking information for 25 cities and more useful features.

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