The Paytm App has disappeared mysteriously from the Google Play Store. This app, owned by One97 Communications Ltd, does not appear on Google Play Store search and all other apps including Paytm For Business, Paytm Money, Paytm Mall and other company-owned apps are still available on the Play Store.
However, Paytm app can still be downloaded from the Apple App Store.
“Paytm Android app is temporarily unavailable on Google’s Play Store for new downloads or updates. It will be back very soon. All your money is completely safe, and you can continue to enjoy your Paytm app as normal.”Commenting on the removal from Play Store,
Paytm in a statement on Twitter said,
Google has now removed the Paytm app from google play store because it violates new company rules regarding “online gambling”. A source within Google said the Google team that worked with the developer had reached out to Paytm several times to resolve issues with the paytm app. However, Paytm committed repeated violations of Google policy, citing a source.
Paytm disappeared from the Google Play Store a few hours after Google’s Suzanne Frey, Vice President, Product, Android Security and Privacy, elaborated on the guidelines in a blog post.
“We have these policies to protect users from potential harm. When an app violates these policies, we notify the developer of the violation and remove the app from Google Play until the developer brings the app into compliance. And in the case where there are repeated policy violations, we may take more serious action which may include terminating Google Play Developer accounts. Our policies are applied and enforced on all developers consistently,”She wrote
“We have the same goals for our gambling policy. We don’t allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting. This includes if an app leads consumers to an external website that allows them to participate in paid tournaments to win real money or cash prizes, it is a violation of our policies,”.wrote Suzanne
This means that Google has obviously removed Paytm from the Play Store because it believes the app violates its new guidelines for gambling or online competitions.
Reports say Google has notified Paytm developers of the removal and is continuing to contact Paytm to restore the app to the Play Store.
Paytm is owned by an Indian company called One97 Communications Ltd, founded by Vijay Shekhar Sharma but the company received significant support from fintech company Ant Financials, a Chinese company in Alibaba.
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