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Google announces closure of paid Chrome extension


Rabindra Dhungel, 24 september 2020. Google has announced the closure of paid Chrome extensions in the Chrome Store. Now developers who want to monetize their extensions will have to work from other payment handling systems. According to Google, developers will no longer be able to create new paid extensions. The policy was introduced by Google last March after a temporary ban on paid extension publications.






Google closed the extension in January after receiving information that fake transactions had increased to exploit users. The company has said it will phase out other features from next month. Also last February, Google decided that other existing extensions would not charge customers for using the Chrome Web Store’s payment system. There have been many notable changes to the extensions Google has made this year.





It also updated a number of policies last April to reduce extensions, including spam. In which multiple extensions doing the same thing are banned. The new policy has also curtailed the right of developers to manipulate reviews to better accommodate their extensions. Extensions that misuse notifications are also banned.





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