Plugins approval questions

Hello,

I would like to ask couple of questions related to plugins approval to Jira marketplace.

  1. How long does it take to approve a plugin?
    https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Marketplace-Apps-Integrations/How-long-does-it-take-to-approve-a-plugin/qaq-p/978660 - I saw people mentioning that it took ~1 month to get the application on marketplace. Is it possible to get a timeframe, we would like to submit it soon and we need to have a date more or less accurate for marketing effort. Thank you!

  2. If we submit the the request for public app, is it possible to keep it private until it gets approved, so we can actually get some people in beta external testing that can use it?

Thank you!

Regards,
Kate