The #Google #PlayStore could soon receive a new Family Payment Method feature which would allow members of the family to make purchases within the Play Store without having to worry about taking out their credit card each time. Google’s Play Store support page has detailed these changes and mentioned how it works as well.
It is said that the manager of the family or the creator of the account will be responsible for all the purchases made by members of the group. In-app purchases however will be turned off by default and members will need the approval of the manager before going forward. Users in the group can only make purchases within the Play Store.
When one of the family members is looking to purchase an app, they get to select between family payment method or choose to pay from their credit/debit card. So it’s not mandatory to pay via the Family Payment Method each time.
It’s not clear as to when this feature will go live and it seems like Google has jumped the gun on this one and mentioned it on the support page already. Keeping this in mind, the feature should be official very soon.
Google hasn’t mentioned if there will be a limit to the members on the Family Payment Method, although that shouldn’t be a concern as this is not a subscription service.
I personally find this idea quite interesting. What’s your take?
Source: Google Play Support
Via: Mobile Syrup