Google on Android already comes with a feature where it verifies the app for any malicious activity and now Google has started rolling out the new Play Protect feature to Android smartphones.

Google announced the Play Protect feature security for the first time at the I/O 2017 conference. Play Protect security feature automatically scans the phone while running in the background to check if there are any malicious apps installed on the device.

Google Play Protect Android App Security

As said above, Play Protect works automatically but it also comes with the manual feature that let's user manually check for any malicious app installed on their Android smartphone.

Google also confirms that the apps uploaded on the Google Play Store are scanned by Google first to avoid any security issues and threats to user’s smartphone.

Google Play Protect stated;

All Android apps undergo rigorous security testing before appearing in the Google Play Store. We vet every app developer in Google Play and suspend those who violate our policies. So even before you download an app, you know it’s been checked and approved. Then, Play Protect scans billions of apps daily to make sure that everything remains spot on.

You can go to Settings and then to Google to check whether your device has received the Play Protect feature or not.