When updating an app that requires new permissions, those new permissions used to be labelled with a green NEW tag. No more. Now I can only see the full list of permissions required. I'm still prompted to confirm the change, but I can't save time by only looking at the new ones.

Without manually keeping track of the old permissions and other impractical ideas, is there a workaround? A way to see what changed before I install the update?

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    As far as I know if it it has new permissions it advises there are now ones, and makes you accpet them before installing. I tried it on Play 4.8.20 and it did indeed bring up the message. What version of Play and Android are you using?
    – RossC
    Commented Jun 17, 2014 at 15:15
  • I believe there is an xposed module that gives more control over the play store updates.
    – 1990clb
    Commented Jun 17, 2014 at 18:25
  • @RossC no that's correct, I see the same. It asks me to confirm again, but it shows the full list of permissions, without showing which ones I confirmed the last time, requiring me to check them all again.
    – RomanSt
    Commented Jun 17, 2014 at 20:18

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On the app details page, you can scroll to the bottom of the page. You will find a link under PERMISSIONS saying "View details". That will open a popup page that will display all the permission categories with expanded view and list all the permissions the app needs, including the new ones required with "NEW" tag.

  • And so you can! Brilliant. Just a note for future visitors: this is not available from the permissions prompt; you have to go and open the app's details page.
    – RomanSt
    Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 20:05

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