Android apps could soon be forced to give you one of Apple’s best privacy features

Google Play Store and Apple App Store icons are seen respectively on a Google Pixel smartphone and an iPhone

The Play Retailer in your Android telephone is about to get a giant privateness replace, with Google saying that it’s going to quickly power builders into letting you delete an account you create with their apps, in addition to any private knowledge the app would possibly retain.

Proper now, even in the event you delete an app out of your telephone the developer would possibly nonetheless be holding onto a few of your private knowledge – akin to your e-mail and some other info you entered to create an account inside the app. Beginning in early 2024 that’s set to vary, with Google unveiling a new policy (opens in new tab) that may make Play Retailer app builders offer you a transparent approach to clear up any knowledge they’ve from you.