Bug in Expo Billing Permission - Android

Please provide the following:

  1. SDK Version: 44
  2. Platforms(Android/iOS/web/all): Android
  3. Add the appropriate “Tag” based on what Expo library you have a question on.

Despite adding “com.android.billingclient:billing:$billing_version” in the app.json of Expo the final build does not set the billing permission. This is a expo bug as it does not pass the permission in build in the final APK.

Google playstore gives error while creating a new in app product: To add in-app products, you need to add the BILLING permission to your APK.

Please help urgently. :broken_heart: :pray: :pray: