Updated Google Play Store app brings wishlists and app history deletion

Google is pushing out a new Play Store version (3.9.16) that brings some big changes to the app.

The most notable of these is the ability to remove unused apps from the ALL list under My Apps. This means that apps you’re unlikely to install again, or just don’t want to see for the time being, can be manually removed. For users like me whose list is getting untenably long, this is a welcome feature.

Google has also included Wishlists, the ability to bookmark free or paid apps that you want to remember to download at a later time. It’s a small feature, but certainly welcome. For Jelly Bean users the Play Store now supports expanded notifications, and has a new notification icon to boot.

The app also seems more stable and less prone to stalling on app downloads, something that has plagued previous versions.

The update should be rolling out to users now, so if you haven’t received it yet, be patient.