Google Play Customer Service

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Google Play's Best Phone Number

855-836-3987
Toll-free·Calls Customer Service·Most popular Google Play number
Q:

How do I talk to a live human at Google Play?

A:Press 1 then 2
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Does Google Play offer 24 hour customer service?

A:Yes! This call center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The least busy day is Sunday, and the most busy day is Friday.
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How long will I wait on hold?

A:The average hold time is 12 minutes. The longest hold times are on Tuesday, and the shortest are on Thursday. How is this calculated?

How do I get through the phone menu to a live person?

GetHuman researchers routinely call this Google Play phone number to document the phone system.
Here is our latest tip for weaving through the phone menu to get to a real person the fastest: Press 1 then 2
Here is how our research team describes the way the Google Play phone system greets you: App, music purchases from Google Play, press 1. Help with hardware devices, press 2. Can't sign into your account, press 3.
Below are some clips we've found from Google Play's phone menus and tips that help give an idea of what you will encounter when you call. We've highlighted why they are important as well:

The first phone menu

"Hi. Thanks for calling Google. If you can't sign in to your account, please visit Google dot com slash recovery. For your protection, we don't change any account info over the phone.
To get you to the right specialist, it helps to know what type of support you need. If it's for apps, music, or other purchases from Google Play, press one.
Support for a hardware device, press two.
Or if you can't sign in to your account, press three."
Excerpt from a call with Google Play
Thursday, April 25, 2024 10:06 PM

After you press 1

"I'm sorry. I did not receive a respond.
For troubleshooting issues with apps, movies, books, or newsstand, press one.
For play music, press two.
For refunds, press three.
For help with the Play gift card, press four."
Excerpt from a call with Google Play
Sunday, May 5, 2024 9:34 AM

After you press 2

"Okay. If you need tech support for a Google phone or tablet, press one.
To check on a recent order or manage a subscription on Google Store, press two.
Ask questions before you buy? Three. Or for Nest, press four."
Excerpt from a call with Google Play
Friday, May 17, 2024 1:23 PM

What are the hours and when should I call?

Google Play operates the call center for this 855-836-3987 phone number 24 hours, 7 days. The short answer is that you should call on a Wednesday. This observation and the following section are based on analysis of a sample set of 6,737 calls made in the last 90 days using our free, web-based phone (see above).
An important note: busy times vs hold times vs best time to call
When we refer to busy or less busy times, we are talking about the volume of calls. The busiest times are when the most people are calling this Google Play phone number (least busy times have fewer people calling). This high call volume does not necessarily mean that you will have a long hold time when you call. Companies like Google Play staff their call centers differently based on the time of day and day of the week, so you may experience a shorter wait on hold at the busiest of times. When we refer to the best time to call, we are referring to the optimal combination of lower call volume and shorter wait times.

The least busy time to call

The least busy day to call Google Play is Sunday. The most busy day to call is Friday, which averages 66% more phone calls by comparison. Again, this is based on a sample of 6,737 calls made with our AI-powered, web-based phone in the last 90 days.
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The shortest wait on hold

We measured the shortest hold times to be on Thursday. The longest wait in the queue on average occurs on Tuesday.

The best time to call Google Play

In summation, the best day to call Google Play is Wednesday.

Calling this Google Play Customer Number

Adam Goldkamp is the editor / author responsible for this content.
Sep 5, 2023

My call to Google Play's support was answered with an automated menu system in a pleasant human voice. You're immediately told to go online for locked accounts, and that credentials can't be changed over the phone for your protection. After that, you're given menu options that line up well with the most frequent reasons people call: help with apps, music, or other purchases from the Google Play store, support for hardware devices, and help signing in to your account. The menu will repeat three times, after which the call disconnects. Once you select a menu option, there's no way to return to the previous menu; you must hang up and call again.

Some of the options won't take you to an agent. Selecting the third option will give you an emphatic message saying they can't unlock your account over the phone. It provides the link to do so yourself and says it's designed so only you can recover your account. The call then disconnects. You'll get a similar message for help with Google Play refunds. If you need help troubleshooting an app, the recorded message tells you to tap "Help and Feedback" in the app or visit Google Play's online Help Center. For help with Nest devices, your call is transferred as if an agent will answer, but instead, it's another recording saying Nest's support number is no longer active and to visit the website.

Most of the menu options will get you to a human agent. For device hardware support, you can talk to an agent about problems with a specific phone or tablet, recent orders or subscriptions, and any questions you have before a purchase. The agent answered my call quickly and seemed knowledgeable. I was looking for help with my Pixel phone, and overall, it was a smooth experience.

The other option from the main menu is support for apps, music, and other Google Play purchases. If you need help with gift cards, charges you don't recognize, or subscriptions, you'll be connected with an agent. For music support, your call is actually transferred to a different help center; Google Play Music changed to YouTube Music in 2021, and YouTube has its own support center. However, the transfer was almost instant, and the agent answered right away.

It's difficult to find information about calling Google Play support through their website. When you click "contact us," you'll always see the options for live chat and email, but sometimes you'll also see the option to "get a call." It doesn't provide you with a number to call yourself. Call and chat both list hours of operation, but it seems they're open 24 hours. The 855-836-3987 phone line is closed in the evenings, though. Instead of an agent, I got a recording that they were closed when I called around 6 p.m. EST. I couldn't find anything listing their specific hours. If your problem isn't resolved over the phone, the Google Play website is the next best option.

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Why Customers Call Google Play

If you have time to do a bit of reading before you call Google Play, we recommend you read over some of our problem-specific articles.

How Do I Recover My Google Play Account?

You may need to recover your Google Play account after Google has locked you out of the system or after you have locked yourself out of the system. Here are some helpful tips you can follow when you want to recover your Google Play account.

Is it possible to get technical support from Google Play?

We've done the research so you don't have to. If you need help with tech support from Google Play, here are all the ways to get it.

How Do I Dispute Google Play Charges?

Google Play users may occasionally experience unauthorized charges on their accounts. To dispute a charge on the Play Store, users can follow these steps: 1. Check the charges on the billing statement in the Google Play app. If the charge appears in a different format, it wasn't from Google Play. 2. Read the Google Play refund policy to understand if the charge is eligible for a refund. 3. Navigate to the "Help & Feedback" section in the Google Play app. 4. Search for "Refund" and select "Learn About Refunds on Google Play" from the search results. 5. Familiarize yourself with the refund policies and click on "Request a Refund" if your charge meets the requirements. 6. Confirm the account used for the purchase and select "Continue." 7. Select the unauthorized purchase from the list and click "Continue." 8. Choose the appropriate reason for requesting a refund and click "Continue." 9. Provide a brief description of the reason and click "Request a Refund." 10. Check the refund status by confirming the account and selecting "Continue." 11. Select a refund status to view the details of the disputed charge. 12. If the issue cannot be resolved, contact the credit card issuer or bank. It's important to monitor account activities regularly.

Top Google Play customer service problems

Click the link above to get answers to just about any Google Play customer service question, including step by step guides for the most complex issues. You can also detail a new issue and get answers instantly.

More Google Play Customer Service Contacts

There are of course other ways to contact Google Play customer service besides the phone. Below we list the best ones, by medium.

Google Play Customer Service Live Chat

play.google.com - Customer Service
Click the "Help Icon" and then click "Live Chat" on the menu that appears
If phone-based customer service is not available, or the wait times are long, many people prefer chat as a next-best option. Some even prefer it to calling on the phone. Luckily, Google Play provides this option.

Conclusion and closing notes

This is Google Play's best phone number, the real-time current wait on hold and tools for skipping right through those phone lines to get right to a Google Play agent. This phone number is Google Play's best phone number because 138,996 customers like you used this contact information over the last 18 months and gave us feedback. Common problems addressed by the customer care unit that answers calls to 855-836-3987 include Technical Support, Update Account Information, Recover Account, Refund or Suspicious Charges, Gift Card Won't Load and other customer service issues. The Google Play call center that you call into has employees from California, India and is open 24 hours, 7 days according to customers. In total, Google Play has 1 phone number. It's not always clear what is the best way to talk to Google Play representatives, so we started compiling this information built from suggestions from the customer community. Please keep sharing your experiences so we can continue to improve this free resource.

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