Highlights

  • Policy Violations: Deviating from Google's Developer Program Policies, such as distributing malware or engaging in deceptive practices, can lead to extension rejection.
  • Misleading Descriptions: Accurately represent your extension's functionality, as misleading or inaccurate descriptions can result in rejection from the Chrome Web Store.
  • Privacy and Security Issues: Extensions compromising user privacy or security will likely be rejected; ensure transparent data handling and compliance with privacy standards.
  • UI Violations: Violating Google's UI design guidelines, like deceptive UI elements or poor user experience, may lead to rejection; adhere to recommended design principles.
  • Permission Concerns: Requesting excessive permissions or accessing sensitive data without clear justification can result in rejection; only request necessary permissions and provide clear explanations.
  • Incomplete Documentation: Inadequate documentation or unclear instructions on extension usage may lead to rejection; provide comprehensive and user-friendly documentation for a positive user experience.

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Here's the checklist of Reasons of extension rejection by google:

As a developer, submitting your application or extension to the Chrome Web Store can be a crucial step in reaching a broader audience. However, it can also be an incredibly frustrating experience if your submission gets rejected without a clear explanation. In this blog post, we'll discuss some common reasons why Chrome Web Store submissions get rejected and provide some tips on how to avoid them.

Violating The Chrome Web Store Program Policies

One of the most common reasons for rejection is violating the Chrome Web Store Program Policies. These policies cover everything from spam and malware to copyright infringement and prohibited content. To avoid rejection, make sure that your application or extension is in compliance with these policies before submitting it to the store.

Lack Of Functionality Or Value

Chrome Web Store reviewers expect submissions to provide real value and perform a useful function. If your submission doesn't add value or lacks functionality, it's unlikely to be accepted. Ensure that your application or extension solves a problem or enhances the user experience in a meaningful way.

Incomplete Or Insufficient Documentation

Your application or extension should have clear and comprehensive documentation. This documentation should explain how to use the application, what it does, and any limitations or known issues. If the documentation is incomplete or insufficient, it may result in rejection.

Poor User Interface Design

Chrome Web Store reviewers also take into account the user interface design. Ensure that your application or extension has an intuitive, user-friendly interface that makes it easy for users to navigate and use. Make sure that your application or extension is visually appealing, and the design is consistent.

Technical Issues

Technical issues can also lead to rejection. Ensure that your application or extension doesn't contain any bugs, crashes, or errors. You should test your application or extension thoroughly before submitting it to the store to ensure that it's functioning correctly.

Insufficient Testing

Chrome Web Store reviewers expect submissions to be tested thoroughly before submission. Ensure that you test your application or extension on different devices, browsers, and platforms to ensure compatibility and functionality.

In conclusion, rejection from the Chrome Web Store can be frustrating, but it's essential to understand the reasons behind it. By following these tips, you can increase your chances of acceptance and ensure that your application or extension provides value to users. Remember to thoroughly test your application or extension, provide clear documentation, and comply with the Chrome Web Store Program Policies. Good luck with your submission!

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