How to view an app’s permissions on Google Play

Many times we need to install an application grant specific permissions that we usually overlook. Launch the Google Play Store on your Android smartphone or tablet and search for the app in the application menu or, if it exists, via the shortcut to read these permissions at any time afterwards.

Regardless of whether the app is installed or not, to see the permissions you need to open its tab by searching for it in the search bar at the top of the Google Play screen.

Permissions requested by an appPermissions requested by an app

Tap very lightly About this app.

Information area of ​​the appInformation area of ​​the app

Scroll all the way to the bottom of the new menu. In the App info there is a line called App Permissions. tap See morewhich appears immediately to the right.

Access to the app's permissionsAccess to the app’s permissions

In the new screen you will see the possible access rights that this version of the application can request.

Permissions requested by an appPermissions requested by an app

You can also check permissions on the Google Play website. The process is the same: open the app’s tab and scroll down to the additional information section. Find the Permissions section and click View details. The pop-up menu contains all the permissions that a specific app supposedly needs to be installed on the Android device.

Google warns us that you can turn off access to these permissions in the settings in the main Google Play menu by pressing the three stripes icon in the top left corner. However, many apps require you to grant these permissions in order to function properly. Disabling the option is therefore not recommended if you want to continue using your Google Play Tools normally.

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