How to Publish Android App on Google Play Store – A Step By Step Guide

I know you are very excited to publish your first ever android app on Google Play Store. But do you know how to launch your app on Google Play store?

Well, to do that there are many important things you will have to complete to live your app on Play store.

So, today in this article I’m going to show you the ultimate guide to publish android app on Google Play store within 10 minutes.

In fact,

Here you can also find step by step on how to create a Google Developer account and manage the play console.

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In this in-depth guide you’ll learn:

  • Create Google Play Developer Console Account
  • Link Merchant Account (Optional)
  • Publish an Android App on Google Play
  • Add Details to Store Listing
  • Upload APK to App Release
  • Apply Content Rating
  • Set Up Pricing & Distribution
  • Finally Rollout Release to Publish App

Sounds Good? Let’s dive right in…

Step 1: Create Google Play Developer Console Account

To publish your android app to Google play, first you need to create a Google Play developer console account.

Creating a Google Play developer console account is a very easy and straightforward process. You can use your existing Google account to sign up for the console account.

You will need to pay a one-time registration fee of $25 through debit card or credit card, after that you publish unlimited apps on your account.

Simply go to the Google Play Developer Console account creation page, it will ask you login to your google account to continue to Google Play Console.

Enter your email id or phone and password to login to your account and you will be redirected to the Google Play Console sing up page as shown in the below image.

publish android app on google play store

Accept the developer agreement and tap on the continue to payment button. (Make sure you have a credit card or debit card to pay the $25 of one-time registration fees)

publish android app on google play store

Next, type your credit or debit card number, expiry date, CVV or CVC code, cardholder name, and billing address.

It accepts only selected company cards such as American Express, Discover, Master Card, and Visa.

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Once you enter all required information, tap on the pay button and you will receive a message like “Your payment is complete and you will receive a receipt by email”.

publish android app on google play store

Sometimes it will take up to 24 hours to complete your payment. So don’t worry if your payment does not proceed instantly.

Tap on the continue registration and it will ask you to enter your personal information such as Developer name, email address, website (optional), phone number and tap on the complete registration button.

publish android app on google play store

That’s it, your google play console account has been successfully created and now it’s ready to publish an android app on Google play.

Step 2: Link Merchant Account (Optional)

If your application includes the in-app purchases or people need to pay to install your app then you must need to link console with Google Payments Merchant Center.

It will help you to collect payment, tax or financial identification and withdraw to a bank account at the end of the month.

You can follow below steps to do that:

Log in to your Google play console account and tap on the Download Reports option available at the left side of the screen.

Inside the download reports, select the Financial and tap on the set up a merchant account now button.

Next, you need to fill the business information, tap on the submit button and it will automatically be linked to your console.

That’s it, now merchant account lets you manage app sales, analyze reports and monthly payout directly to the bank account.

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Step 3: Publish an Android App on Google Play

Now your console account is ready to publish an app. Simply tap on the publish an android app on the Google play button as shown in the below image.

publish android app on google play store

Select your default app language from the drop-down menu and enter the title of your app. Tap on the create button.

publish android app on google play store

Step 4: Add Details to Store Listing

Once the new app created by following the above steps, you will be automatically redirected to the store listing page.

publish android app on google play store

The store listing page decides how your app looks like in the play store. It will ask you to provide the following details.

  • Title: You app name on play store and it is limit to the 50 characters.
  • Short Description: It displays when users look at your app detail page and it is limited to the 80 characters.
  • Full Description: Your app full description displays when a user clicks on about this app option.
  • Graphic Assets: Upload your app graphics such as screenshots, high-resolution logo, feature graphics, and promo graphics. You can also upload a TV banner and daydream 360-degree stereoscopic image.
  • Categorization: Select your application types like application or games and choose your app category. The content rating section covered in the next steps.
  • Contact Details: Enter website name if you have, email id and phone number.
  • Privacy Policy: If you have created a privacy policy for your app then provide the URL otherwise check the not submitting privacy policy URL at this time option.

After you enter all required details tap on the save draft button.

Step 5: Upload APK to App Release

To upload your signed apk, tap on the App releases button on the left side of the screen. Here select the Manage option inside the Production track section and click on the create release.

publish android app on google play store

Next, it will ask you whether you want to use Google play app sign-in feature on your app or you can also OPT-OUT to ignore this feature.

After that click on the browse file option and select your APK or App bundle file.

publish android app on google play store

Once you upload the apk, click on the review button to confirm your app release information.

Step 6: Apply Content Rating

After you upload the app you can apply the content rating. To do that tap on the content rating option available on the left side of the screen.

publish android app on google play store

 

Provide your email address and select your app category. After that start filling questions that will help to identify if there is any explicit content in your application.

Step 7: Set Up Pricing & Distribution

After you apply the content rating now it’s time to set up whether your application is free or paid and in which you want to publish your app.

publish android app on google play store

Go to the Store presence and select the Pricing and distribution and select the appropriate options.

Step 8: Finally Rollout Release to Publish App

That’s it, simply tap on the Start Rollout To Production option to publish your app.

publish android app on google play store

But it is always a good idea to recheck the store listing, content rating, app release, and pricing and distribution section to confirm everything is good.

Now your app reviews by the console team and it will take up to 24 hours to live your app on Google Play Store but most of the time it will live within 30 minutes.

Wrap Up:

I hope guys you enjoy this ultimate to publish an android app on google play store.

Now I’d like to hear what you have to say:

Have you ever publish your android app on Google play store?

If so, how did it go?

Let me know you thought in the comment section below.

26 comments on “How to Publish Android App on Google Play Store – A Step By Step Guide

  1. I am a student who is in 10 grade.I want to make developer account to upload apps on google play but don’t have amount.I want to use console to upload informative , study based and student earning applications on google playstore . Please help to get $25 to open developer account.Anticipating a positive reponse.

    1. Hi I am a student in 11th grade who wants to make a developer account to start uploading apps onto the Google play store. I would like to upload a app that would give information on how to care for aquarium fishes and plant as keeping fish and aquarium plants is my hobby. Thank you

  2. Hii my name is Rahul and I am student of btech computer science first year. I want to publish my app on play store. My app will help a lots of students to learn python.

    1. Hi my name is ajibola am a student I will like to publish my app on play store it’s a messaging app

  3. December 28, 2019 at 8:56 pm
    I am a student who is in 10 grade.I want to make developer account to upload apps on google play but don’t have amount.I want to use console to upload informative , study based and student earning applications on google playstore . Please help to get $25 to open developer account.Anticipating a positive reponse.

  4. I am a sophomore in VIT, Vellore. I have recently learned android development, and have made an app for the college students where they can interact with each other, share previous year q. paper, put cab requests and see their timetable.
    please help me to get a developer account.
    thank you

  5. Hello im Ionut and im in 7th grade and im fascinated in computer science and i really want to post my app.I don’t have the money to post an app.Anticipated thanks.Have a good

  6. Im student 9th grade and i want to publish my pretty good game. Please help me to get a developer account. Thank you.

  7. Hello i want to post my app my games on google play store im in 10th grade and im studing computer science

  8. I am a student who is in 10 grade.I want to make developer account to upload apps on google play but don’t have amount.I want to use console to upload informative , study based and student earning applications on google playstore . Please help to get $25 to open developer account.Anticipating a positive reponse.

  9. Hello, Iam a 11th grade student studying in Bhutan, and I am intrested in uploading my apps on play store but it is very difficult for me to purchase the google play developer account as in my country 25$ is a huge account and there is no facility of such to purchase the account online.

  10. January, 2 2020 at 7:00 pm
    I am a student who is in 9 grade.I want to make developer account to upload apps on google play but don’t have amount.I want to use console to upload informative , based on photo editor google playstore . Please help to get $25 to open developer account.Anticipating a positive reponse.

    Reply

    1. I’m kannan . I created a app it useful for all. especially for students. I’m dream is a
      become a developer . Please make the dream successful . Help me ….

  11. I am a student who is in college sophomore year. I want to make developer account to upload my app on google play but I don’t have the amount to start it myself. I want to use the console to upload my app that I have already have created for college students on to the google playstore . Please help to get $25 to open developer account.

  12. Here is my app.. I am a student. I Don’t have 25$ to publish my app. I wat to publish my app. I want to be a developer. Plz help me.

  13. Hi my name is Rafael, I am a student in 10th grade and i would like to publish my mobile games in playstore but I cant pay the 25$, My dream is to be a game developer, Hope you can help me 😀

  14. Hi I am a student in 11th grade who wants to make a developer account to start uploading apps onto the Google play store. I would like to upload a app that would give information on how to care for self fitness. Thank you

  15. Hello, myself Monish Ostwal student of third year IT branch. I want to publish an app on play store that is AI based solution for photos.
    Please provide me 25$.

  16. Hey, I’m a pre-final year student of Computer Engineering and currently I’m developing apps in android. I want to share my work with all over the globe. Help me out..!!

  17. I am a Student at a UK school im in year 9 and im into coding and developing games. I am not able to purchase the developer account as to financial issues but i am very interested in having online users rate my games and play them for my future understanding in the game developing world. I take coding and game engineering at my school but am still awaiting the further push. My school cannot provide an account but im hoping maybe you can.

    Yours Faithfully
    Adam Warren

  18. Hello, Myself Nitish, I study in class 9, I got a pc 2 months ago and developed a game, I want a
    Google console account because first I can not afford it otherwise I wouldn’t have asked for your help, second, I am quite fascinated about apps and their development, I want to be a individual app developer, it is right time for me to get started with it.
    Hope you will understand my dream.

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