Google Play Store web got a new version update last month. It received a mixed response from the general public. Some of the features from the new version include a lightbox for viewing the screenshots of apps. It means that images are now larger but scrolling through them can be slow. What’s worse is that you can’t even scroll through them using the arrow keys on your keyboard. Before this update, you would usually click outside of the image to exit the screenshots box but now you had to find a tiny arrow on the top left corner but as far as I know, that has been fixed.
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Some other UI changes are also frustrating but the most notable one is that some of the app listings are shown as beta version even if you are not enrolled in the beta program of the particular app. I tested a few by downloading them and can say that it is only a display issue on the store as the downloaded apps were not actually the beta versions.
You can clearly see in these pictures the Join Beta Toolbox button. Well, it doesn’t really affect anyone who is or isn’t enrolled in a beta program, and obviously, it is going to be fixed very soon but it proves that the update to the store was pushed without thorough observation.
I came to know about this bug from Paul Quinn’s tweet. Thanks!
@RyneHager Have you guys picked up on this issue of desktop Play store serving up beta apps even when you aren't participating in the beta?
— Paul (@atomQ) April 8, 2018