You don’t have to worry about over-spending while shopping on the Google Play Store
Google has finally found a solution for users who fall victim of over-spending on the Google Play Store. I mean spending beyond what you can afford on Google Play Store is a common issue that users have to deal with while shopping for apps on the platform. However, that will no longer be a problem, considering that the tech giant is offering a lasting solution to the problem already- Google is adding a budgeting feature to its Play Store, and it will help you to consciously manage your shopping.
While the new feature is specifically made for Apps addicts, it also serves a great purpose for others who also shops for an app on the platform. If you’re concerned that you might be addicted to buying apps, select the Menu in the Play Store app then go to Account > Purchase History. This is where you can choose the Set budget option, assuming it’s arrived, and choose how much you want to spend each month.
Every time you purchase one of the many applications from the Google Play store, you’ll receive a message letting you know if you’re close to, or over, your budget. Users can change or remove their budgets, and check how much they’ve spent, by going to the Account > Purchase History section.
The budget feature, however, will not restrict you from purchasing whatever you want, rather it will only notify you of how much your expense is increasing, and for sure, this will help a lot of people who fall victim of over-spending. This way, you can further choose based on priority (need) and not want.
The budget feature is rolling out in stages now, so, like me, you might not see the option just yet.
The feature is similar to Apple’s iTunes Allowances, which came to an end in 2016. The option let parents set up monthly credit for their kids to spend on App Store and iTunes Store purchases.