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In-app store basics

Exchange Ingress in-game currency, Chaotic Matter Units (CMU), for premium items from the STORE tab in your Scanner. CMUs may be purchased in most countries.


To obtain premium items, you will first need to acquire CMU. Check your CMU balance by launching Ingress and touching OPS > STORE. Your CMU balance will appear in red in the upper righthand corner of the store. It will increment when you replenish your CMU supply and decrement when you exchange CMU for premium items.

If you don’t have any CMU, or don’t have sufficient CMU to buy the item that you want, you can purchase it in two ways:

    1. Scroll down to the CMU store items, touch their price, and go through either the Google Play or Apple purchase flow.
    2. Touch the premium item you’d like to buy. If you have insufficient CMU, you will get a message that says “Insufficient CMU…” and a prompt to purchase enough CMU to complete your transaction.

Exchange CMU for premium items

Once you have CMU, you can exchange it for premium items. The items’ prices, listed in CMU, are displayed below their descriptions. Touch the item’s price, and if you have sufficient CMU, that item will be added to your inventory.

Not all items will show under the same category in your inventory; for example, the Key Locker will appear under the Capsules section, whereas Beacons and Frackers will appear under Powerups.

Please note that premium items obtained through the STORE tab are not transferrable; that means they cannot be dropped and thus cannot be given to other players.