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How long does it take to hide an app in Windows Phone store? RRS feed

  • Question

  • When selecting to hide an app, I see "Successfully hid app" immediately, but I can still see the app in the store.  How long does it take for the app to be hidden effectively? 

    Hong

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:25 PM

Answers

  • Given that all updates of store data might take up to 24 hours to propagate across all servers worldwide I'd use that as the maximum time hiding an App could take. Regularly it should finish after a couple of hours.
    • Marked as answer by Hong (MA, USA) Thursday, November 13, 2014 2:13 PM
    Thursday, November 13, 2014 1:31 PM

All replies

  • Given that all updates of store data might take up to 24 hours to propagate across all servers worldwide I'd use that as the maximum time hiding an App could take. Regularly it should finish after a couple of hours.
    • Marked as answer by Hong (MA, USA) Thursday, November 13, 2014 2:13 PM
    Thursday, November 13, 2014 1:31 PM
  • Thanks for the clarification. 

    Here is my observation.  Since it is just one incidence, it may not be representative at all.

    Hiding or showing an app takes effect in less than 10 minutes based on my checking the Windows Phone Store with a desktop browser.

    If the app has already been installed on a phone, searching the app will always find the app in the store. This is probably by design. 


    Hong

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 2:13 PM