Bengaluru: Google pulled down payment app PayTM from its app store

Bengaluru: Google pulled down payment app PayTM from its app store

While Paytm doesn't directly offer the game, the app leads users to PFG and also is offering several IPL related offers, cashbacks, etc. Why Google is removing apps?"Google Play is created to provide a safe and secure experience for our consumers while also giving developers the platform and tools they need to build sustainable businesses".

Responding to this, Paytm tweeted saying Paytm Android app is temporarily unavailable on the Google Play Store, and asserted that users money is safe and that it will be back "very soon".

Paytm, India's dominant digital payments startup, accused Alphabet Inc.'s Google of violating competition rules after it removed the rival's app from its Play Store on Friday for allegedly infringing its gambling policies. Other Paytm apps, including Paytm for Business, Paytm Mall and Paytm Money, are available on the Google Play Store. "We have the same goals for our gambling policy". This comes after tech giant Google issued a statement on "play gambling policies in India". Repeated policy violations lead to a termination of the Google Play Developer account. "Our policies are applied and enforced on all developers consistently", added Frey.

The Noida-headquartered Paytm is the country's largest payments app and competes with Google Pay. Was Paytm also banned on iOS? But Google is claiming that the company can't entertain the gambling apps.

The latest episode between Google and Paytm, bitter rivals which vie for users, merchants and market share, illustrates the competition in India's fast expanding digital economy. However, existing users who have the app already installed on their devices can continue to use the mobile wallet and other services provided by the company.

Can I install Paytm if I previously used the app? But that doesn't explain the app's listing on the App Store.

Ahead of the IPL, Paytm's gaming arm Paytm First Games has announced Sachin Tendulkar as the brand ambassador of the platform and also said that it set aside Rs 300 crore to spend on marketing and promotions.

The game allows users to get player stickers after each transaction, collect them, and receive Paytm cashback. Google is believed to have contacted Paytm about its concerns before pulling the app, and the two companies are now said to be figuring out a way forward.

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