Developers will soon be able to respond to reviews on the App Store.
Announced recently by Apple, the change will let developers reply to reviews left on their app listings.
These replies will be visible to all users of the App Store.
This ability has been available to Android developers since 2012, and has been something developers have requested on the App Store for years.
The news comes with the release of iOS 10.3 developer beta 1, which also introduces a “new way for customers to provide App Store ratings and reviews”.
This update will let developers implement a system to ask users to rate or review an app while they are using it, without sending them to the App Store.
iOS 10.3 gives a standardized way for apps to show ‘rate me’ popups… pic.twitter.com/ZqM4sMa7uv
— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) January 24, 2017
The new changes will apply to both the iOS App Store and Mac App Store, and will arrive with the release of iOS version 10.3.