In May, the Google Play Store was equipped with filters in certain markets. This made the application store a lot clearer and users had more control over the results they are presented with. And there is a chance that you too can get away with this.

The functionality, according to the people of AndroidPolice, is being rolled out in multiple markets. Given that it is a server-side update, you have little control over when you can start using it. But it seems very much that the function can already be used in the Netherlands.

Filters in de Google Play Store

Google has further rolled out filters that you can set in the search results. When you search for an app in the Google Play Store, you have the option to influence the search results. For example, when you are looking for a new launcher, to pimp your Android smartphone, you can rank the apps. For example, you choose from the 4.5+ star heading, so you only see the best apps, or Premium.

That’s kind of the only thing the new functionality does. But it makes your Google Play Store a lot more organized. In any case, let’s say it’s easier to find the right apps. The Editor’s Badge has also been added. This shows which apps and games the Google team itself recommends to use.

Google Play Store filters Android
The filters in action (Image: Mark Hofman / WANT)

When you enter certain brand names, the filters will not be visible. Think, for example, of apps such as Spotify, Apple Music or Netflix. The filters will disappear, because you will most likely want to get started with the original app.

So the update is being rolled out. In any case, on my OnePlus 8 Pro, with Oxygen OS 10.5.11, the filters can already be used.

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