The Times of India is reporting Google is rolling out an update to the Play store which adds the option to activate password-protection for each purchase in the store.
Google has done so just days after a woman filed a lawsuit against the company over accidental buys worth $66 in an Android app.
Enabling password-protection will prompt you for a password in every purchase you will make in the Play store - whether for an app or within an app.
Currently, the system only requires a password if it detects a gap that is more than half an hour between your current buy and the last purchase. The update is out for Android users. The password-protection works similar in making purchases in the iOS stores on iPads and iPhones.
Once updated, the Play store will give three options with regard to the password setting: one-enables password-protection for every buy; two-password protection is every 30 minutes and three- disable password.
The Play store likewise has several distinctive features such as "batch install". This is useful when you move to a new Android phone. If you go to "My Apps" in the store, select from the list multiples apps and install. All apps will install in a single go, instead of installing them one by one.
The lawsuit against Google is filed in California when the five-year-old son of the woman accidentally bought in-game item in Run Jump Smash. Similar grounds were faced by Apple earlier. The company paid 37.5 million - $5 million for the case to settle and $32.5 million in fine.