Customize Play Store layout
Different organizations have different needs while managing Play Store apps. You may prefer users to access apps based on categories or the kind of usage you think is suitable. With the Customize Play Store option, you can modify the Play Store to cater to the needs of the organization. The Play Store layout and the apps present from it can be modified based on your organization's need. This ensures that all the distributed apps can be easily downloaded from Play Store. If you want the apps to be installed silently without user intervention, click here.
- To customize the layout, click on the App Repository tab and select Play Store layout under Managed Google Play.
- To create app clusters, click on Create a collection.
- To edit the cluster name, click on the edit icon.
The advantage of customizing the Play Store is the option to cluster apps into groups, making it easy for users to download and install apps.
Points to be noted
While customizing the Play Store, you can add store layout elements up to:
- 100 apps per cluster
- 30 clusters and 1,000 approved apps per enterprise
- Play Store layout customization is applied only to the managed account on the device. In case of Profile Owner devices, the managed account will be configured in the work profile. Thus, the Play Store should be accessed using the managed account or the user needs to switch to the managed account.
- Play Store layout takes a few minutes to be reflected on the managed devices. To apply it immediately, the user needs to navigate to Settings -> Apps -> Google Play Store -> Storage and click on Clear Data and Clear Cache. This will ensure that the Play Store layout gets applied immediately.
- The page, scroll, and UX styles for the Play Store layout have been implemented by Google and cannot be customized.
- Unlike all the apps present in the MDM App Repository, only the apps distributed to the device will be visible in the device Play Store.
- When the installation fails for Managed Google Play apps, they will not be added to the device Play Store layout.