Before this calendar year, Google decided to briefly suspend the capacity to make compensated browser extensions on the Chrome Website Keep. Though momentary, there was no established day for the measure to be reverted, and as it turns out, it will not likely be. Google has declared (as noticed by 9to5Google) that the means to publish new paid items on the Chrome Web Retailer is now disabled forever as of yesterday, September 21.
The first ban was put in area because of to the significant range of fraudulent transactions, but that reasoning wasn’t mentioned wherever in Google’s announcement. The company simply just suggests there are a lot of more strategies readily available for developers to monetize their extensions, and that they’re going to will need to migrate to 1 of them if they are interested in monetizing extensions.
The payment and licensing method will be shut down little by little more than the up coming handful of months. As of today, developers won’t be able to generate new paid out items on the Chrome Web Keep, and free trials for current goods will be disabled on December 1. On February 1, all payments will be disabled, even for present items.
Nevertheless, the licensing API will continue to be active for a whilst more time, and when it will be finally shut down, Google failed to present a day for that to happen yet. In the meantime, it can even now be used to track users with energetic licenses.