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

Google Play updated to allow removal of apps on
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



1. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

17. sorgo

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 26, 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.

2. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

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

3. Fallin

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

4. shirtlessrabbit4

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 07, 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

5. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

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

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

7. GeekMovement unregistered

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

8. joey41

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

All I have to say.FINALLY!!

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I am keeping all 1,000 apps on myAllApps

14. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

lol. Thats funny.

10. tlsmithsr

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 28, 2010


11. joey41

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Dropbox link is disabled due to much traffic

12. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

Hallelujah, WhyTF was'nt it here sooner?

15. ash71ish

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 11, 2012

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

16. thachlel

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 20, 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!

19. zohayb

Posts: 11; Member since: May 14, 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

18. zohayb

Posts: 11; Member since: May 14, 2012

Had to reply not comment. See above :P

20. thachlel

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

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

21. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 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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