Rating and reviewing apps is a great way to report your experience with the app and help other users in determining whether a particular app is meant for them. Most developers welcome favourable ratings as it makes their apps rank higher in search results. If you have any issue with an app, leaving a review will get the developers’ attention. Here are the top 4 ways you can rate and review apps in the Google Play Store.
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Rate apps on Google Play Store on your Android device
You can easily rate apps on Google Play Store from your Android smartphone. Here’s how you can go about it.
Step 1: Launch the Google Play Store app on your Android smartphone.
Step 2: Search the app you want to rate.
Step 3: Open the app’s page and scroll down to ‘Ratings and reviews’.
Step 4: This is where you can rate and review the app. Give the app a star rating or tap on ‘Write a review’ to describe your experience with the app.
Step 5: You can also choose to answer some questions regarding the app. Tap on ‘Post’ at the top right corner of the screen to submit your rating.
Rate apps on Google Play Store on your PC
If you don’t have access to your smartphone, you can also rate and review apps on Google Play Store’s website using your PC. Here’s how.
Step 1: Visit Google Play Store’s website on your PC.
Step 2: Search for the app your want to review.
Step 3: Scroll down to ‘Rate this app’ and leave a star rating.
Step 4: Click on ‘Write a review’ to describe your experience with the app. This part is optional.
Give a rating from within the app
Some apps send you reminders to rate them on Play Store. Once you receive a popup reminder, simply click on ‘Rate Now’ and you will be redirected to the app’s page on Google Play Store. Some apps may also let you give a rating from within the app without opening the Play Store. For more information, visit the app’s ‘Help & feedback’ section.
How to edit a review
If you would like to update the review or rating you left for an app in the past, you can easily edit it from Google Play Store. Here’s how.
Step 1: Simply visit the app page on Play Store and scroll down to the ‘Your review’ section.
Step 2: Tap on ‘Edit your review’ to update your rating or review.
Step 3: Update the rating or review and tap on ‘Post’ at the top right corner of the screen to submit it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why can’t I leave a review on Google Play Store?
Google Play Store only lets you review currently installed and previously downloaded apps on your device. If you were a part of the beta program for the app, you will not be able to review it. Enterprise accounts cannot rate or review apps on the Play Store.
Does Google Play Store remove negative reviews?
Developers cannot directly remove any negative reviews for their apps. They can report fake reviews to Google, which can then take them down from the app’s page on Play Store.
Can other people see my Play Store reviews?
Yes, all reviews on Play Store are public and can be seen by other users.
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These are the top 4 ways you can rate and review apps in the Google Play Store. Once you leave a review for an app on Play Store, the developers of the app will be able to view your device information like model number and OS version. Your country and region will also be made available to the developers. You cannot leave a review without signing in with a Google Account.
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