Apple released a reminder for developers of in-app purchases for online multiplayer activities

Apple reminds developers that any paid online multiplayer activities must be available as in-app purchases. According to Apple, in accordance with Article 3.1.1 of the App Store Review Guidelines, apps must provide in-app purchases to provide any paid online multiplayer activities (one-to-many and one-to-many real-time service experience). However, in order to support apps that move from real people face-to-face to digital services, it temporarily postponed this request last year.


In November 2020, Apple extended the deadline for this requirement to June 2021, and again in April 2021 to December 31, 2021. Apple said that these extensions are designed to support developers' business and to reserve more time for developers to update the App in order to comply with long-term effective in-app payment requirements.


In addition, Apple's remind that please ensure that prior to December 31, 2021, to provide these one-to-many real-time services and to several new App App update and implement the project within App purchase, otherwise Apple will be based on the guidelines 3.1.1 Be rejected. However, apps that only provide real-time one-to-one service experience between two people (for example, student counseling, medical consultation, house inspections, or fitness training) are allowed to use purchase methods other than in-app purchases.

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