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  • Google is working on a reminder feature for the Play Store that will remind you to open the app you’ve just downloaded but haven’t opened yet.
  • The reminder will be sent within 24 hours of downloading the app (and not opening it), and you will receive no more than two reminders per unopened new app.
  • The reminder feature is not currently live and will be rolled out to users in the future.

The Google Play Store is one of the fundamental experience pillars of Android. Even though you can install apps without it, most users exclusively rely on the Play Store for all their app download needs. But thanks to the multitasking prowess of Android, many of us find ourselves in situations where we download and install an app but forget about actually initializing it and running it. Google is working on a feature for these situations, where the Play Store will remind you to open the app that you just downloaded but never opened.

Google Play Store v41.2.21 references a new “Open app reminder” feature. In the future, when you download an app but forget to open it within 24 hours, the Google Play Store will send you a reminder notification that your app has been installed and is ready to run.