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Your kid will no longer be able to rack up huge in-app purchase bills on Google Play

Google Play Store 4.6.16 Android App Update

Just like Apple but on a smaller scale – at least for the time being – Google has been hit with an in-app purchase related lawsuit recently, prompting the company to issue an update for its Google Play Store that brings a fix to this potential content purchasing issue. Android Police was the first to spot the Google Play Store 4.6.16 update, which brings a new “Require password” option that, when turned on, will always require the account password for purchases. Otherwise, the 30-minute purchase window will still be available once an application is acquired.

Furthermore, an in-app purchases indicator now appears in the “App permissions” screen, notifying users that a certain Android apps will offer such content.

In addition to this new feature, the new update also brings a batch install feature in “My apps” allowing users to quickly install applications on a new device. The “Settings” and “Help” menus have been moved to the slide-out navigation drawer, while the “Auto-add” widget setting has renamed to “Add icon to Home screen.”

A few cosmetic changes have also been made, including the account name which now appears in bold, a white border around the Google+ picture, and a new account selector interface. Exact Google+ +1 counts are now shown for apps as well, and Google added the continuous app verification security feature that was recently mentioned.

Finally, a new self-updating action can be triggered from inside the new Google Play Store app version.

Android Police has the APK file for Google Play Store 4.6.16 available for download

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.