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Step-by-step guide: How to invite someone to your Google Developer Console

TL;DR: Inviting team members to your Google Developer Console is straightforward: navigate to 'Users and permissions', input the new user's email correctly, assign the appropriate permissions, and send out the invitation. They'll need to accept within 30 days, after which you can manage or revoke their access as necessary. This ensures a secure, collaborative environment for your app development process.

Inviting a team member to your Google Developer Console should *ideally* be hassle-free — but that isn’t always the case.

Enter our guide, which we hope provides you with the essential steps on how to invite someone to your Google Developer Console, ensuring you can quickly grant the necessary login permissions to start collaborating immediately.

Key takeaways

  • To manage user access in a Google Play Developer account, navigate to ‘Users and permissions’ in the Play Console and use ‘Invite new users’ to begin the process of granting someone access to the account.
  • Permissions can be set at both account and app levels, with roles ranging from account owner to admins and users, allowing customizable access based on the responsibilities and roles within the team.
  • Finalizing an invitation involves setting permissions, optionally defining an access expiry date, and sending the invitation by email, which must be accepted by the recipient within 30 days or the process must be restarted.
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Navigating to user management in Google Play Console

Begin managing user access for your Android apps by accessing the ‘Users and permissions’ section in the Play Console. As an account owner or admin, this section is your command center for controlling account access for your Google Play Developer account.

This section enables you to control permissions for all or specific apps, streamlining your team management. To begin, simply click on the link to ‘Users and permissions’ in the Google Play Developer Console, found in the top right corner.

Initiating a new user invitation

Extending your team by adding new collaborators to your Google Play Developer Console account is a seamless process. In the ‘Users & Permissions’ section, you will find the functionality to ‘Invite new users,’ which is the first step towards enhancing your team's capability to convert a website into a native or webview app.

By using this feature, you can empower your team members to assist in managing subscriptions, publishing apps, and developing new web to app conversions on your behalf.

A straightforward action of clicking on ‘Invite new user’ initiates the process, setting the groundwork for a more collaborative environment and ensuring your apps meet Google Play Store approval standards.

Tip: When inviting a new user, double-check the email address for accuracy to ensure the invitation reaches the intended recipient without delay.

Entering the new user's email address

When inviting a new user to your Google Play Console, accuracy is key. The intended recipient’s email address must be entered accurately during the invitation process. This is because the invitee can only sign in to the services of the Play Console using that specific email.

To ensure the invitation reaches the right team member, it’s vital to enter the email address without any errors.

Setting up account permissions

Once you’ve entered the new user’s email address, the next step is to set up the account permissions. The Google Play Console offers three access levels: account owner, admins, and users, each with varying degrees of control.

Permissions can be set at two levels. Permissions can be applied either at the account level, granting access to all apps, or at the app level, restricting access to certain apps. This flexibility allows you to tailor access depending on the user’s role and responsibilities.

Choosing the right permission level

The Play Console offers three primary access levels: account owner, admin, and user. Users can be granted app-specific or account-wide access. However, unlike admins, they do not hold the authority to manage other users’ permissions.

Admins are granted the ‘Admin (all permissions)’ role, allowing them full privileges to invite users and remove users, manage permissions, and access apps without incurring registration fees. It’s important to meticulously review all available permissions and their functions before assigning them.

Tip: Carefully consider the permission level when inviting a new user – account owner, admin, or user – as it will define the scope of their access and capabilities within the Google Play Console.

Applying the permissions

Applying permissions in the Google Play Console is a straightforward process. Here’s how:

  1. Enter the user’s email.
  2. Navigate to the ‘Users and permissions’ section.
  3. Assign permissions to specific apps using the ‘App permissions’ tab.
  4. Assign permissions to all apps in your developer account using the ‘Account permissions’ tab.

Under the ‘Account permissions’ tab, you can:

  • Set user permissions relevant to account-wide access. These will apply to all apps in the developer account unless specified otherwise.
  • To manage permissions for a specific app, select the ‘Add app’ option under the ‘App permissions’ tab during the invitation process and then apply the desired permissions.
  • You also have the option to limit the duration of a user’s access by setting a specific expiration date when assigning permissions.

Finalizing the invitation process

After you’ve set up account permissions, the last step is to finalize the invitation. You have the option to define an access expiry date for the new user. If no specific date is specified, the access is set to ongoing by default.

To send an invitation to join the Google Play Developer account, follow these steps:

  1. Click the ‘Send Invitation’ button.
  2. This will prompt an email to the invitee, inviting them to join the Google Play Developer account.
  3. Note that if the invitation is not accepted within 30 days, it expires, requiring you, the administrator, to reissue the invitation.

Tip: To ensure a smooth finalization of the invitation process, double-check the permissions and expiry date before sending the invitation. Once sent, remind the invitee to accept the invitation promptly to avoid the need for resending it after the 30-day expiration period.

What happens after you invite a user

Once the invitation is sent, the new user must accept it within 30 days to gain access to the Google Play Console and start participating in the development process.

The invitee is required to sign in to the Google Play Console using the exact email address to which the invitation was sent. They may associate the invitation with an existing Google account or create a new one, provided it corresponds to the invitation's email address.

Should the invitee wish to use an alternate email address, they are obligated to inform the administrator to reissue the invitation to the updated email.

Managing and revoking access

Managing and revoking access is an integral part of maintaining security and control over your Google Developer account. To modify permissions for an existing user in the Play Console, find and select the user’s row in the user table. This action opens up a range of options for managing user access.

This section offers the ability to tune permissions, establish access expiration dates, or entirely revoke access.

Regularly reviewing and managing user access is crucial for maintaining Google Play Store compliance and ensuring that only the appropriate individuals have access to your account, keeping your apps and games secure and in line with Google's policies and practices.

Tip: Stay vigilant about who has access to your Google Developer Console. To revoke access, go to 'Users and permissions', select the user you wish to remove, and click 'Remove user'. It's a good practice to regularly audit your user list for any changes in team roles or departures to maintain security and control.


Inviting new users to your Google Developer Console, setting up account permissions, and managing access are all crucial steps in ensuring a secure and efficient app development process.

With this guide, you now have the knowledge to navigate these processes with confidence. Remember, with great power comes great responsibility. Use your administrative powers wisely!

Frequently asked questions

How do I invite a new user to my Google Developer Console?

To invite a new user to your Google Developer Console, go to the 'Users and permissions' section in your Google Play Console, select 'Invite new users', enter the invited user's email, set up permissions, and click 'Send Invitation'.

How do I set up account permissions for a new user?

To set up account permissions for a new user, navigate to the 'Users and permissions' section in the account settings, and then assign the relevant permissions through the 'App permissions' or 'Account permissions' tab accordingly.

What are the different permission levels in the Google Play Console?

In the Google Play Console, there are three access levels: account owner, admin, and user, each with different capabilities. Choose the level that best suits your needs.

What happens after inviting a new user?

After inviting a new user, they must accept the invitation and sign in with the email address used for the invite to access the Google Play Console.

How do I manage and revoke access for existing users?

To manage and revoke access for existing users, navigate to the user's row in the user table within the Play Console and adjust permissions or revoke access as needed.

How do I publish an app to the Google Play Store?

To publish an app on the Google Play Store, you must first create a Google Play Developer account and pay a one-time registration fee. Then, prepare your app for release by building a release-ready APK or App Bundle, and ensure it complies with the Google Play Developer Program Policies and Content Rating guidelines. Next, log into the Google Play Developer Console, create a new app entry, and fill in the store listing details. Upload the APK or App Bundle to the 'Release management' section, set the content rating, pricing, and distribution options, and finally, submit your app for review. Once approved by Google, your app will be published on the Google Play Store.

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