Paytm is back! Google Play Store restores fintech platform
Paytm is back on Google Play Store after being removed earlier in the day. The payments solution platform informed its users about the same through a tweet. "Update: And we're back!" said Paytm in a tweet on Friday evening. However, the Paytm First Games app was yet to be restored, when last checked
Paytm is back on Google Play Store after being removed earlier in the day. The payments solution platform informed its users about the same through a tweet. "Update: And we're back!" said Paytm in a tweet on Friday evening. However, the Paytm First Games app was yet to be restored, when last checked.
Earlier in the day, the company in a blog post said that its recently launched ‘Paytm Cricket League’ was found in violation of the Play Store policies on gambling.
"We recently launched the ‘Paytm Cricket League’ on our consumer app for users to engage in their passion of cricket and get cashback. The game allows users to get player stickers after each transaction, collect them and receive Paytm Cashback. Today afternoon, we received communication from Google that they are suspending our app because they believe this to be a violation of their Play Store policies on gambling. The Paytm Android app has thus been unlisted from Google’s Play Store and is temporarily unavailable to users for new downloads or updates," the company stated earlier.
"We continue to work with Google to restore the app. We assure all our users that their balances and linked accounts are 100 per cent safe. Our services are fully functional on all existing apps and you can continue enjoying Paytm like before," Paytm further said.
Google, in its own blog post had stated that it does not allow apps facilitating sports betting and will remove such apps from the Google Play store.
"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," the blog post said.
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