Like an app review in the Google Play Store? You can now give it a thumbs up from your phone

Like an app review in the Google Play Store? You can now give it a thumbs up from your phone
Did you ever read a review of an app in the Google Play Store that you appreciated so much that you wanted to give it a 'thumbs up?' You can now do so from your handset. And thanks to the overflow menu next to each one, you can even designate a review as "spam" if you so desire. Keep in mind that you are giving your approval to the review, not the app.

Google hasn't changed anything when it comes to replies. App developers are still the only ones allowed to post a written response. But that makes sense since developers have a lot riding on garnering positive reviews, and sometimes they need to issue a written response to critical commentary from unhappy app users.

Reviews can be sorted with the most helpful listed first, the newest review first, or the one with the highest rating first. This means that by doling out 'thumbs up' whenever you read a review you like, you can have an effect on what Android users are reading about certain apps in the Google Play Store. Can you handle all that responsibility?

source: Crackberry



1. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

where is thumbs down O_o

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I think it's a great way to tell how many agree with the comments. Thumb down are Troll magnet, PA has also do away with it.

3. ajitsingh

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

To be honest, I didn't expect this from PhoneArena. I thought you write original, or at least, well-researched articles but I am disappointed to know that you don't. You have just rephrased the post from Crackberry without putting in any thoughts. For you knowledge, I would like to tell you that Google has not added the 'Thumbs Up' button to individual app reviews. It was present there for years. They have just replaced the 'Thumbs Down' button with 'Report Spam' feature. Please do some research PhoneArena and please pay attention to your posts Mr. Editor @ PhoneArena. This is your job to know such things.

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Yeah, ever since I got my OnePlus One back in 2014, I've always been seeing the thumbs up/down button...

5. Brewski

Posts: 713; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

There is no "Mr. Editor" at PA. That is obvious by the consistant errors in most articles. Even simple spelling and grammar mistakes fly right by before it gets published on here.

6. SkyfallWalker

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 28, 2016

Reminds me of YouTube

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