How to Send Your App to Google for Review

Updated on 17. August 2023 by Jan Bunk

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This guide is part of the app publishing process. You should only complete it when asked to in the app publishing timeline.
Open the Google Play Console.

Select your app.

Click "Production" on the left

Click 'Production'

Click "Create new release" at the top right.

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If you see the option, click "Choose signing key".

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Then choose "Use Google-generated key".

Click Download your app as an .aab file

Upload the .aab file you just downloaded in the Google Play Console.

Upload the .aab file you just downloaded in the Google Play Console.

After uploading the file you should see something like this screenshot.

After uploading the file you should see something like this screenshot.
If you see the error message "Version code x has already been used. Try another version code.", please reload the page and instead of uploading the app bundle again, click "Add from library" and select it there.

Enter a description for the app release, for example "Initial release of the app.".

Enter a description for the app release, for example

Click "Save" at the bottom.

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It's normal if you see some errors and warnings. We'll resolve those now.

A screenshot of errors and warnings about native code and that no countries or regions have been selected.

Click "Production" on the left.

Click

Click the "Countries / regions" tab.

Click the

Click the "Add countries" button.

Click the

Select the countries you want to make your app available in. You can also select all countries if you want that users from everywhere can download your app.

Click the "Save" button at the bottom right to add the new countries.

Click "Edit release" at the top right.

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Click "Next" at the bottom right.

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You might still see a warning that your app can't be published yet and that the app uses native code. You can ignore both of them.

A screenshot of the warnings saying your app includes native code and that it can't be published yet.

Click "Save" at the bottom right.

You should now see that your release is ready to send for review. Go to the publishing overview by clicking the link in the side menu or the one next to your release.

A screenshot of the app release and the buttons to go to the publishing overview.

You can now submit your app for review.

A screenshot of the button to send the app for review.

When you go to the dashboard now, you should see that your app is under review.

A screenshot of the dashboard showing the app being in review.

Now you just need to wait a bit. It usually takes 5-7 days for the app to be reviewed by Google. If Google rejects the app, please contact us and we will help you resolve the issue.

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Hi, I'm Jan! I created webtoapp.design in 2019 while studying computer science in university. A lot has changed since then - not only have I graduated, but it's also no longer just me running webtoapp.design. We've grown to a global, fully remote team and have gathered lots of experience around app development and app publishing. We've created and published hundreds of apps in the app stores, where they've been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times.