Google is always improving their Play Store reviews so that they are more illustrative and helpful to users. The company apparently wants to make sure that Android users have a better idea of what an app does before they can choose whether or not to download it. In the past, Google has added Review Highlights, detailed Feature Ratings, and many other additions to reviews. However, one of the most impressive tweak that the firm has made is introduce ‘Top Features’, which essentially lists the best features a particular app has based on users who gave it a thumbs-up or thumbs-down.
Top features surfaced sometimes towards the end of last year (around August), but it was only visible to some users (mostly in the US). However, it appears that Google has massively rolled this out, and more users from different regions are able to use it. In the coming weeks or months, it’ll most likely show for everyone.
In the new process, users are presented with three questions about any app. Google is asking whether a particular function is available within the app, and users can answer with either a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down. If they are unsure, there’s a ‘Not Sure’ option of course. It’s a pretty simple and straightforward process. It’s hard to know what procedures the company is using to formulate these questions as of now.
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In addition, the company has made tweaked the design of the review process. It all looks clearer right now with a material design. Furthermore, reviews no longer should have titles. So if you’re a little lazy about scribbling a title before putting in the content of your review, things are a little bit easier now.
All the changes Google is testing appear to be positive. Top Features particularly assists users by showing what functions the app contains even before they embark on reading the sometimes lengthy app descriptions.
Source: Android Police
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