How to Transfer Ownership of an Android App

If you’re buying or selling an Android app on Flippa, sooner or later you will need to know how to transfer ownership of an Android app from the seller’s account to the buyer’s account.

While this may sound daunting for some, the process is straight-forward and can be accomplished with relative ease.

Note: While the app will retain all ratings, reviews, and store listing information, it will not keep reports like exports, payouts, and earnings. It is advised that you first download these reports to pass off to the new seller, or to keep or your own financial records.

Before getting started, make sure both seller account and the buyer’s account are registered and active (herein known as the original and target account, respectively).

Step 1: Obtaining Account Registration IDs

To transfer an app, you will need the transaction IDs of both parties. There are two ways of obtaining this info. The first is to find this on the receipt that was emailed to you upon creating your account. The second is to check Your Transactions on the account you paid for the registration fee with.

Google states that Transactions IDs are typically in one of the following formats:

  • 01234567890123456789.token.0123456789012345
  • 0.G.123456789012345
  • registration-1234ab56-7c89-12d3-4567-8e91234567f8

Step 2: Verify Target Account Is Set-up For Transfer

If you are transferring an Android app that is either a paid app or an app with in-app purchases, the target account needs to have an active payment profile. If you are transferring a free app, you can skip this step.

Step 3: Submit Transfer Request

You can submit your transfer request by going here: https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/contact/appt

You will need to fill out some information first and the transfer process can take up to two days upon submission.

Congratulations! You’re now ready to transfer ownership of an Android app.

If you have any questions, you can learn more by reading Google’s own guide to the matter: https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/6230247?hl=en

Have an Android app to transfer? Check out our guide here.