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May Updates to Galaxy Store Seller Portal are Here!

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Samsung Developers

The Galaxy Store Seller Portal team has brought forth new enhancements for May.

Don’t miss out on valuable information about Galaxy Store Seller Portal

In the past, important changes and the latest news about Seller Portal were shared through announcements posted on the Seller Portal system. Now, you can receive these announcements directly through email notifications.

Email notifications contain valuable insights and information about Seller Portal. You will still continue to receive important announcements about the latest updates to Seller Portal, but now you can opt in and subscribe to receive benefits, tips, and news focusing on you, the seller.

Change your email notification preferences at any time from your Seller Portal user profile. Subscribe now and don't miss any of the valuable information from the Galaxy Store Seller Portal team.

Import beta app

After beta testing your app, if no updates are required, you don’t need to upload the binary again. Instead, you can import the existing binary you used for beta testing to quickly register it for commercial distribution. From the Binary tab, click Import Beta App.

App groups

An app and its beta test apps are organized and displayed together as a group in your list of apps. You can easily identify which app is on sale in Galaxy Store or is being registered and if any apps were added as beta test apps. The group can be expanded or collapsed.

Watch face keywords

A new field for watch face keywords has been added for watch face apps (when "Watch faces" is selected as the category). Previously, we asked you to add keywords used on your watch faces in the Description field. This information is used to help us more quickly review your designs and identify any possible IP infringement.

In the App Information tab of your watch face app, the Watch Face Keywords field is used for you to identify all words (such as your brand name) that appear on your watch face design. Text for commonplace terms, such as the names of days or months, do not need to be included.

Promotional opportunities for Galaxy Store

While discovering apps, a user may download an app based on various factors such as the app name, icon, screenshots, or description. Screenshots are one of the most important assets and can be used to make a big impact and visual impression.

Did you know that your uploaded screenshots may be used for a banner in Galaxy Store? If you upload an image with a 16:9 ratio, the Galaxy Store team can immediately consider it for their promotions.

Have you tried out last month’s updates to beta testing?

Last month, enhancements to beta testing included testing any app at any time and running open and closed beta tests simultaneously, improving your ability to find and fix issues with your app before publishing in Galaxy Store. Read more about these added features in Enhancements for Beta Testing Apps in Seller Portal.

Additional resources on the Samsung Developers site

This site has many resources for developers looking to build for and integrate with Samsung devices and services. Stay in touch with the latest news by creating a free account or by subscribing to our monthly newsletter. Visit the Marketing Resources page for information on promoting and distributing your apps. Finally, our developer forum is an excellent way to stay up-to-date on all things related to the Galaxy ecosystem.