We received and email from Google in which they informed us that the QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES parameter usage is not accepted any more, please see below:
Issue found: Less broad app-visibility method should be used
We are unable to approve your app’s use of QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES permission because the declared task can be done with a less broad app-visibility method.
When analyzing our code, that parameter seems to be apart of the comet-chat calls plugin. We tried upgrading our app to the latest cometchat plugins but the QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES persmission it’s still there.
We also tried to just remove this permission from Android Studio after building our Ionic app, but the CometChat functionality seems incomplete now, specifically the calls seem affected.
Do you have an plugin version that we can use that is free of the no longer supported QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES intent or do you plan to release a version bu July 2022 which is our deadline for the QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES permission from Google?