I recently downloaded an app for free from Google play store. It usually costs $0.99, but is now free. If I were to delete it, will google remember that I purchased it, even though I paid nothing? Can I delete it now, and install it later without purchasing it? Thanks in advance!

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Bochur's answer is correct. By way of additional information in your Play Store → Account → Order History , these apps will be shown as 0 price payment apps as the screenshot below shows - all these apps (barring third) were bought free (discounted) and I can install them again on any device (of course with the same account)

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From play store support:

You can use apps you bought on Google Play on any Android device without paying again. However, each device must have the same Google Account on it.

You can:

  • Reinstall an app you bought but deleted
  • Install an app on more than one Android device.
  • Install an app on a new Android device.

Even though the app you downloaded was free now, being that usually it is a paid app, Google will count it as if you paid $0.00 and therefore it's counted as if you bought it. And as quoted above, purchased apps can be reinstalled later.

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    +1. Agreed. With experience I can say that I bought this game for free, uninstalled it some time later and I still get to reinstall it whenever I choose to.
    – Firelord
    Feb 2, 2018 at 18:58
  • +1 added a screenshot to supplement your answer
    – beeshyams
    Feb 3, 2018 at 5:44

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