Few hours ago Google removed Paytm App from Play Store. But the other apps from Paytm – One97 Communications Ltd are still available. Like Paytm Money, Paytm Mall & Paytm Mall Store Manager.
The app has millions of users in India and is one of the most popular and widely used payment gateway in India. The main reason behind the remove of Paytm is not revealed by Google.
Reason behind Paytm removed
But in a blog, the Vice President of Product, Android Security and Privacy of Google Suzanne Frey said that “We don’t allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting“. Which includes if an app downloaded from Google Play Store leads an app user to an external website which allows them to participate in paid tournaments to win real money, it is a violation of Google’s policy.
She also added, in the repeated violation of their policies, they may also terminate the Google Play Console account of the developer. And the policies are applied and enforced on all developers.
But the app is still available on App Store, it can be downloaded. But they may also remove it after this action from Google. Apple always talks about the users privacy and due to that they might remove it very oon.
After the app has been removed from the Google Play Store. Paytm said All your money is completely safe, and you can continue to enjoy your Paytm app as normal.
As per the tweet from Paytm, the app will be back on Google Play very soon, but when don’t know. If they follow Google’s policies then the app might get back very soon. Repeated violation of their policies might lead to the termination of Developer Account of Paytm.
So what do you think about this action by Google, and what opinions do you have regarding Paytm. Let us know in the comments below.