Google’s latest Play Store feature helps users compare apps

Google’s latest Play Store feature helps users compare apps
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Your apps are about to be pitted directly against competitors.

A new feature coming to the Play Store will let users decide between apps using a side-by-side chart similar to comparing specs between devices.

Android Police first reported the feature and posted the following GIF showing the comparison table appearing below the reviews on an app’s page:

Presumably, there will be different comparison metrics dependent on the category of app. In this case – because video apps are being compared – users can see what resolutions are supported, whether streaming is possible, and features like floating windows.

It seems developers won’t be able to decide what information is displayed about their apps. Google appears to use data from the simple questions about the app which it sometimes asks users.

The feature was spotted in version 22.4.28 of the Play Store but it doesn’t yet seem to be showing for everyone, suggesting it’ll be a server-side switch on Google’s end in the coming weeks.

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