24.06.2024

Users from Russia will have access to alternative payment methods on Google Play

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Viktor Podvolotsky

Author of Lifehacker

Alternative payment methods in Google Play will become available to users from Russia

Google has provided Russians with the opportunity to use new payment methods for purchases in the Google Play app store since August 2. Now developers will be able to implement alternative solutions.

Google Play's internal payment system stopped working due to sanctions on March 10th. Then the Russians had the opportunity to download only free games and applications. Now the situation may change.

Google made this decision under pressure from the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), which issued a warning to the company in connection with “abuse of dominant position” and decided within a month to provide the opportunity to pay for purchases on Google Play with alternative methods.

On iOS, there is still only one way to pay for purchases in the App Store – using a mobile phone bill. Perhaps the same will appear on Google Play.