Posted on 4. May 2023 by Jan Bunk
Select your app.
Click "Production" on the left
Click "Create new release" at the top right.Download your app as an .aab file
Upload the .aab file you just downloaded in the Google Play Console.
After uploading the file you should see something like this screenshot.
Enter a description for the app release, for example "Initial release of the app.".
Click "Save" at the bottom.
It's normal if you see some errors and warnings. We'll resolve those now.
Click "Production" on the left.
Click the "Countries / regions" tab.
Click the "Add countries" button.
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.
Click "Next" at the bottom right.
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.
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.
You can now submit your app for review.
When you go to the dashboard now, you should see that your app is under review.
Now you just need to wait a bit. It can take up to 7 days for the app to be reviewed by Google.
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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.