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Version 7.2.13 of Google Play Store was released on November 10, 2016. That may have been weeks ago but there are some of us who take forever when it comes to updating our apps.

While we can always narrow down the reasons for doing so to not having the time, not having enough space or just saving it for later, the truth is when it comes to the Play Store, you should no dilly dally. When updates roll out, you need to take action as soon as possible. Why should you do that? Here are three good reasons:

  1. It is a good security measure

Let’s be honest: updates are one of our least favorite things about owning a device. Not everyone would jump for joy at the prospect of an impending update, unless a previous update broke something. But they are there for a purpose and sometimes that purpose is for your protection.



Yes, security problems can happen for Google Play and as such, you have to take action when required to upgrade the app because of a security issue. You have to keep in mind that the Play Store keeps information about you and the last thing you want is for that data to be accessed by others. And one way to ensure that never happens is to keep your app updated.

  1. It features aesthetic and functional updates

Google Play Store is great. Whatever you want on your device, most likely it’s got you covered. Do you want to watch a film? Yes, there’s a good selection of those? Is there an album that you want to listen to? Why yes, there’s quite the collection on the Music section. Do you want to read that book people are talking about? Well, just head over to Books and you shall see.

But being provided those things doesn’t make any sense if you have trouble with navigation, presentation and such. This is where updates come in: to enhance the user experience or to fix issues that users are complaining about.

  1. It shows that the development team is listening

Let’s say you like flying with a particular airline. They ask customers for suggestions as to how to improve their services. You say you want better food served during flights. It turns out your not the only one who feels that way. The company holds discussions and such and decides to upgrade the food service which you notice some flights later. Isn’t that a nice feeling?

The same can be said for the Play Store. Whenever there’s a roll out, avid users are desperate to check what’s new and if something bothers them, they let the developers know through comments and such. Enough comments about a particular issue is enough to alert makers that changes need to be made. And it’s a satisfying feeling for a user when developers do listen to what you have to say.

So whenever your device prompts you to update your Google Play Store, you just have to do it, even if the change is purely aesthetic.

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