[Updated] Paytm App Removed From Google Playstore; Is Gambling The Reason? Users Clueless!

Paytm App Removed From Google Playstore; Is Gambling The Reason? Users Clueless!
Paytm App Removed From Google Playstore; Is Gambling The Reason? Users Clueless!

[Update]

Paytm has informed that the app is now back in Google Playstore. Here’s their official tweet:

Earlier..

In a shocking move, Google has pulled down Paytm app from Google Playstore.

This has happened on Friday morning (September 18th, 2020).

Users are clueless, since Paytm app is available on Apple app store, but not available on Google Playstore.

Has Govt of India asked Google to remove Paytm app?

Or Google did it on its own, since Paytm may have violated their policies?

Paytm App Removed: Is It Gambling Issue?

As per some reports, Paytm has violated Google’s terms and usage policy by uploading a gaming app, which has elements of gambing into it.

Infact, as we checked on the Google Playstore, both Paytm and Paytm First Games app have been removed from the playstore.

As per CNBC, Google has issued a statement on this app removal of Paytm, and has said, “We don’t allow online casinos/support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting. It includes if app leads consumers to an external website that allows them to participate in paid tournaments to win real money/cash prizes,”

We were not able to independently verify this Google statement, and working on it.

What Next?

As per other reports, Paytm management is in talks with Google regarding this sudden removal of their app from the Google Playstore.

Paytm has officially tweeted this and informed that a detailed explanation will be provided soon.

This can be a technical issue as well, and temporary.

Paytm is India’s biggest mobile wallet, and a key player in the UPI niche, with more than 14 crore users as of now.

We will keep you updated, as more details come in.

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