Google wants apps to update to new Billing Library by Nov. 1

I just got this from Google:

Hello Google Play Developer,
Google Play’s Billing Library helps developers to build high-quality apps that users love, with safe and secure experiences that users expect. Last July, we announced Billing Library 3 with new payment options, subscription promotion capabilities, game purchase attribution, and improved reliability and security.
This update impacts one or more of your apps, which uses AIDL or an older version of Billing Library.
• Starting on August 2, 2021, all new apps must use Google Play Billing Library 3 or newer.
• Starting on November 1, 2021, all updates to existing apps must use Google Play Billing Library 3 or newer.
After these dates, publishing new apps or app updates with AIDL or older versions of Billing Library will be blocked.
Action required: Submit updated app(s) by Nov 1

  1. Review all your apps to find which ones use AIDL or older billing libraries.
  2. Upgrade any billing-related libraries and SDKS to versions supporting Billing Library 3, or newer.
  3. Sign in to your Play Console and submit your app for review.
    While we recommend that you upgrade your billing library every year to get the latest features, we will continue to support each major release for two years.
    Additional Resources
    Integrate the Google Play Billing Library into your app
    AIDL to Google Play Billing Library migration guide and video walkthrough
    Google Play Billing Samples on GitHub
    Thank you for continuing to partner with us to make Google Play a trustworthy platform for you and your users.
    The Google Play team
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I think this may have been covered by the other things we need to update during the second half of the year for Google, but just in case I made a separate ticket about this specifically. :slight_smile:

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