Last month Google had introduced a “Free App of the Week” section to its Play Store. So users who wanted to see what paid apps were free that week could find it easily and fast.
You could say that it was a pretty useful feature, since we all love free stuff. Interestingly, Google has since removed it.
According to a report from Android Authority, Google has removed the section from the Play Store without providing any reasons for it. Just to be clear, apps that are discounted or made free temporarily are still available at the discretion of the developer/publisher, but finding these apps now will be a bit harder. That is why it is baffling that they would remove it.
The removal may be temporary, or maybe Google was testing the feature before and decided that it wasn’t worth keeping. We just don’t know. We’ll just have to wait and see, but if you’re looking for paid apps that are free, you’ll just have to do it the old fashioned way, by searching on Google and looking for websites that have compiled them. Hopefully this feature will come back, because people find it useful and quick. It seems like an odd thing to do.