Google Play Store Adds Wishlists, But No Sharing Just Yet

Analysis of recent Google Play Store APK releases showed the building blocks of what looked like a new wishlist feature coming to the app. The graphics for the UI elements were in place, and it looked like Google was just waiting for the right chance to push the changes live. That time has finally come, with Google activating the wishlist last night for users on the latest 3.9.16 build.

For now, the wishlist seems to just serve as a personal reminder of things you were looking at earlier. While browsing through the Store, you can flag apps, music, books – any sort of media the Play Store sells – and bookmark it to add the item to your wishlist. When we first talked about the feature back in August, we wondered if there might be a social component to the list, letting you share your selections with friends (and if you’re lucky, have one purchase some of the choices for you), but nothing like that seems to be currently implemented.

None of that means that list sharing isn’t coming, though, and Google could be planning to flesh things out over the next few weeks; a fully-functional wishlist along those lines could be a great boon for sales around the upcoming holiday season.

Source: Android Central
Via: Droid Dog

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