- Transfer apps to a different developer account
If you have apps that you want to transfer to a different Google Play Developer account, you can send a request to the Google support team after reviewing the instructions listed below.
2. Review transfer tips & requirements
- When you transfer apps to a different account, your apps' users, download statistics, ratings and reviews, content ratings, and store listing information are all transferred to your new account.
- Your bulk export reports, payout reports, and earnings reports won't transfer with the app, so you may want to download any reports you'll need later. New versions of these reports will be created once the app transfers to a new account.
3. 1 / Make sure your Google Play Developer accounts are registered & active
Before the Google team can transfer apps from your original account to a different account, known as your target account, both Google Play Developer accounts need to be fully registered and active.
Note: You need to pay the $25 USD registration fee for both accounts. After the transfer is complete, if you want to close your original account, the Google team can refund its registration fee.
4. 2 / Transfer your developer name
If you want to use the same developer name on your target account as you're using on your original account, you need to change the name on your original account first.
Once you've changed your developer name on the original account, you can update the developer name on your target account.
5. 3 / Find your account registration IDs
You'll need both of the transaction IDs for your original and target account registrations. You can find this on the receipt that was emailed to you when you registered for each account.
Tip: If you can't find them in your email, check your transactions on the account you used to pay the account registration fee.
Transactions IDs for registrations are typically in one of the following formats :
6. 4 / Prepare your target account :
If you're transferring paid apps, apps with in-app products, or apps distributed on a private channel, there are a few steps you need to complete to prepare your target account.
If you're only transferring free apps and have completed the previous steps, move on to the next step.
Transfer paid apps or apps with in-app purchases :
To transfer paid apps or apps with in-app purchases, your target account needs to have an active Google Payments Merchant account.
If you're using a different default currency on your target account, here are two conditions that apply to your transfer :
- In-app purchases only: You need to add a price in the new default currency for each in-app product. After your app is transferred to your target account, the app will be unpublished until you publish it again. Once you've verified the new prices on your target account, publish the app again.
- Paid apps: Default currency changes will be automatically applied to app prices.
Transfer private channel apps (Google Apps accounts only)
Step 1: Prepare your target account
Your target account needs to belong to the same Google Apps domain as your original account.
For example, if your original account was firstname.lastname@example.org, your target account can be email@example.com.
Step 2: Prepare your apps
For each of your apps, you need to remove the restricted distribution setting and unpublish the app.
- Sign in to your Google Play Developer Console.
- Select an app.
- On the left menu, click Pricing & Distribution.
- Under "Restrict Distribution," uncheck "Only make this app available to users of my Google apps domain name."
- Click Submit update > Unpublish app.
After we've transferred your app, you can restrict distribution and publish your app again on your private channel. Existing users are not affected during the transfer.
7. 5 / Update accounts & apps that use integrated services
If you use any integrated services on your apps, including Google Analytics, Firebase, and Google Play game services, make sure to update your account settings and apps.
If you don't use any integrated services on your apps, move on to the next step to submit your transfer request.
- Google Analytics: Add permissions for your target account to your Google Analytics account.
- Google Developer Console projects: Add your target account as an Owner for your Google Developers Console projects. These projects can include Google+ sign-in, Google Play game services, and other Google APIs.
- Firebase projects: Unlink any Firebase projects from the original Developer Console account and link the projects to the target account.
- Ad SDK integrations (including AdMob): Once your apps have been transferred to your target account, to make sure ad traffic is credited to the correct account, all ad SDK integrations will need to be updated in your apps' APK files.
- APK translations: If you have any translation projects in progress using Google Play's translation service, they need to be completed before your app(s) can be transferred.
Tip: If you need help transferring a game services project, contact the Google support team.
8. 6 / Submit your transfer request
After you've completed the previous steps, you're ready to submit your transfer request.
To help expedite your transfer, make sure you have the following information ready to submit :
- Developer name on your target account
- Original account email address
- Target account email address
- Transaction ID for original account registration
- Transaction ID for target account registration
- Package names for all apps you want to transfer to your target account
- If you're transferring paid apps or apps with in-app purchases, make sure your target account has an active Google Payments Merchant account.
To request an app transfer to a different Google Play Developer account, please completely fill out the fields by clicking in "submit your request ". Google's support team will reply by email within 2 business days.
Have questions before submitting your transfer request? Find instructions on their Help Center.
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