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Google Play updated to allow removal of apps on "All" list

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A new incremental update has started rolling out to the Google Play Store, which allows users to remove apps that are listed in their "All Apps" list. This feature may not be big for many users, but we think it's one that our readership should get quite a lot of value from.

Google Play updated to allow removal of apps on "All" list
If you're anything like us, you may love to rove around the Play Store just installing apps to try them out, and uninstalling them right away. This can be a lot of fun, especially when you find some hidden gems buried in the Store, but it also means that your "All Apps" list can get out of hand pretty quickly. The "All" list in your My Apps section of the Play Store acts as a history of all of the apps that you've installed, so testing out apps will make that list grow. 

Now, users will be able to remove apps individually or together in a batch from that list by tapping a small strikeout symbol, so you can more effectively manage your app history. 

As usual, if you're patient, the update should roll out to you soon enough. But, if you have trouble waiting, you can grab the APK for the Play Store update here.

source: Droid Life

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posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:02 14

1. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 241; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Finally! My AllApps was getting a little too congested for my taste. Great update!

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 22:12 2

13. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


All I need now is the apps to be in alphabetical order. Then it will be complete.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 02:22 1

17. sorgo (Posts: 8; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


Yes, definitely a good move. I was already thinking about writing a feature request about google play. But the store app works not very comfortably, after deleting an app from list, it refreshes it and goes back to the start of list.

Another useful feature would be an ability to delete the app from list on play store web, more comfortable and efficient than clicking on phone.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:07 6

2. Hammerfest (Posts: 369; Member since: 12 May 2012)


I cant select them all? I have over 400... L-A-M-E

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:10 5

3. Fallin (Posts: 61; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


I was reading on Droid-Life you can select multiple apps and remove them.
http://www.droid-life.com/2012/10/11/newest-version-of-google-play-apk-allows-for-removal-of-apps-from-all-apps-list/

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:52 5

4. shirtlessrabbit4 (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


I say this update is great. Lol my all apps list has grown to be more like a trip down memory lane of app history, I completely agree

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:57 7

5. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 245; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Finally I can get rid if all the garbage I downloaded and hated

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:58 3

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5374; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


also if you are doing a search when you check something and go back it will remember your position!!! :D

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 20:02 2

7. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Great update! Was hoping Google would implement this and they did!

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 20:26 4

8. joey41 (Posts: 45; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


All I have to say.FINALLY!!

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 20:27 5

9. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I am keeping all 1,000 apps on myAllApps

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 22:13 3

14. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


lol. Thats funny.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 20:40 1

10. tlsmithsr (Posts: 79; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)


Niiiiiice

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 20:42 1

11. joey41 (Posts: 45; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Dropbox link is disabled due to much traffic

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 21:13 2

12. chemhaz (Posts: 160; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Hallelujah, WhyTF was'nt it here sooner?

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 22:13 1

15. ash71ish (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


nice one...waited for this since very long time : )

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 00:40

16. thachlel (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Freaking took me 2 hrs to remove all unwanted apps in All! Google play should have better had a way to multiple files selected f**k!

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 03:24

19. zohayb (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Um it does.
You can multi-select by long-pressing any app in the list and then tapping more apps, then delete them all in one go
Bet you wish you knew this before didn't you? I wonder why phone arena didin't mention this also the fact that now
The new Play Store now keeps track of your location in lists, including My Apps and All Apps, so when you click into an app and back, it drops you into the same spot.
And
The notification icon that shows up when you have app updates has changed, and notifications are now expandable. I've added more screenshots showing the differences.
The notification icon after installing an app now shows the app icon instead of something generic.

Soucre : Android Police

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 03:24

18. zohayb (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Had to reply not comment. See above :P

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 08:32

20. thachlel (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Thanks! Zohayb! Wew... wish knowing this earlier

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 12:54

21. The_Innovation (Posts: 544; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Is this an internal update? Or do we download an actual new Play Store App, from the Play Store? That seems weird lol.

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