It’s something that Google have probably lost patience with their user base asking for, now it appears that wishlists are starting to appear in Play Store updates around the globe. At the time of issuing this post, there’s no reports of this inside Australia, which makes me fear that this may become another Google Music fiasco.

Like most electronic wishlists, when you find something you want but don’t want to buy it right now, you can tag or bookmark it into your wishlist that you can refer back to later. There’s scarce little information floating around the web right now about the function but all reports suggest that

  • It’s only for your reference right now
  • No (obvious) way to send it to anyone

The good news if we ever see this in Australia is that you can not only tag apps, but books, music, magazines, movies and TV – Anything you can buy in the Play Store you can add to your wishlist.

Now to keep our fingers crossed for a quick delivery into Australia!

**UPDATE**
Our very own writer James has received the Play Store update that include wishlist, once more functionality is available we’ll get him to write up a post

**UPDATE 2**
Looks like you need to have version 3.9.16 of the Play Store. To check which version you have open the Play store and go to Settings and scroll down to the bottom it should tell you there. Once you confirm you have the correct Play Store version go to an app you don’t have and you will then see a bookmark link in the top, press that and it will save that to your wishlist, you can then select the menu button and you should have an option to open your wishlist :

Source: Android Central.
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    Phil Tann
    Phil Tann
    7 years ago

    Anyone looking for it to “magically” appear, try restarting your device as this will force the Google Play app and service to restart. That worked on 3 of my devices.

    weis
    weis
    7 years ago

    I got it on my SG notes, not even aware of when the update occurred

    ru
    ru
    7 years ago

    how do you update Google Play? Mine is version 3.8.17

    Daryl Hall
    7 years ago

    I’ve updated to 3.9.16 on my One XL running ICS and don’t have wishlist option but on my Transformer Prime running JB I have the bookmark/wishlist option, maybe it only works on JB,

    rob
    rob
    7 years ago

    i have 3.9.16 on my galaxy note but this feature isn’t present

    froggyperson
    froggyperson
    7 years ago

    I have 3.9.16 version for google play and I don’t have that bookmark symbol appearing on my gs3…it just shows the search icon and share icon…no bookmark.

    Dave
    Dave
    7 years ago

    Also have this =]

    steelbytes
    steelbytes
    7 years ago

    I’ve got it on 4.1.2 (CM10-M2)

    Peter
    Peter
    7 years ago

    Play Store 3.9.16 just arrived on my Nexus S in Sydney. Not on my Nexus 7 just yet…

    Greg
    Greg
    7 years ago

    They really have to work out a better way to roll out those play updates. I always have them nicely announced by the crashing of “android.vending” and “Google Play Store”.

    I’m happiest with the ability to remove old apps from “My Apps” list.

    Phil Tann
    Phil Tann
    7 years ago

    I’ve got 6 devices in arms reach right now and not 1 of them has it… RIPPED OFF GOOGLE!

    Geoff Fieldew
    Geoff Fieldew
    Reply to  Phil Tann
    7 years ago

    Have you got 3.9.16 on any of them Phil?

    Geoff Fieldew
    Geoff Fieldew
    7 years ago

    I’ve got it too. Useful for a reminder I think.

    No_Underscore
    No_Underscore
    7 years ago

    Awesome.
    I think i was one of those who requested this.
    The request was centred around the ole Desire puny internal storage, i would have to juggle what was installed. When i saw a new app i wanted to try i couldn’t always download it,so i wanted a nice way within the ‘market’ to track these.
    To late for that… but great to see none the less.

    H
    H
    7 years ago

    Galaxy Nexus, 4.1.1 unlocked bought direct from Google running stock has it show up (Telstra).

    Damon Smith
    Damon Smith
    7 years ago

    Appearing on my Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7