Developers were notified of Google Play Billing being suspended starting March 10, 2022. The official announcement was also posted on the Support Play Console portal.
According to it, “[the pausing means] users cannot purchase apps and games, make subscription payments or conduct any in-app purchases of digital goods using Google Play in Russia.” The company did not report on the timing of the suspension.
According to Google, existing subscriptions will continue until the end of the then-current billing period, but will not be able to be renewed and will be canceled. Free trials will continue to work until a payment is attempted.
If you opt for alternative payment methods in your app, such transactions can be sent to MyTracker as Custom Revenue (CR).
More information on Google Play's and App Store's policies on alternative payment methods can be found here:
Similar to payment postbacks, CR postbacks can be sent to partners to optimize ad buying.
First, inform your app users about the alternative payment method. Once the transaction is verified by the bank, transfer the transaction data to MyTracker.
To successfully process a transaction via MyTracker system, you will need:
How to send Custom Revenue data to MyTracker
S2S tracking: data needed to collect the device and user IDs
Follow these instructions to get S2S device ID: