Google Play app reviews now tied to your Google+ profile

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Google appears to have taken the next step in terms of Play store app reviews. In short, they have tied them to your Google+ profile. Those venturing over to Google Play and looking to write a review will be greeted with the message in the above image. The message states rather simply that, “from now on, reviews you write will be posted publicly using your Google+ name and picture.” From that point, once you acknowledge this message and click continue, you will be able to post your review. Google also noted that previous reviews will be listed as being from “a Google user.” That said, moving forward you will be seeing real user pictures and names in these reviews. Otherwise, while we think some will complain about not being able to turn this off, we are sort of hoping that it will bring better reviews as time goes on. After all, people should be more likely to write something constructive knowing their name is attached.

Via [TechCrunch]

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