Microsoft has announced that it is expanding its Windows Phone Store to 42 new markets, which means once the expansion being done; the total number will be 113. The new 42 markets includes Angola, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo (DRC), Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Paraguay, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Along with this, the company also announced additional updates and improvement, along with the ability for developers to add a privacy URL for apps. The update will “ever-increasing attention to app privacy practices,” with letting the software giant now encourages third-party app makers to have better privacy notice along with optional link. The company also added the ability to validate beta tester email addresses as one of part of the submission process, has decreased the keyword field length to 30 characters and has added new ratings requirements in Taiwan and Russia over the games that made available in the country.