BIG NEWS: The reason behind banning Paytm App from Google Play Store is this
Amid ongoing tensions between India and China, Google has made a big decision. The Paytm app has been removed from the Google Play Store. Android users can no longer download the Paytm app. The fantasy games offered on the app are said to be linked to the decision to remove Paytm from the Play Store.
Google India announces Play Store policy
Interestingly, Google India today also released a blog outlining the Play Store policy on gambling. This blog post does not mention Paytm but features the Play Store’s gambling policies.
‘We do not allow online casinos or endorse uncontrolled gambling apps that make it easy. In it, if the app takes customers to an external website to participate in a paid tournament to win money or a cash prize, it is a violation of the policy. This was stated in a Google blog post.
The answer came from Paytm
Paytm tweeted that Paytm is temporarily unavailable on Google’s Play Store to download or update the app. He will be back very soon. All your money is completely safe and people who have already downloaded the Paytm app can use their Paytm app as usual.
iOS users will still be able to use Paytm
Paytm is still available on the Apple App Store and those who have downloaded this app to their phone will still be able to use this app. No issue has been reported in the service of the app yet. Also the Paytm business app is still available on the Play Store.
Paytm is one of the largest fintech apps not only in India but in the world. Paytm is the sixth most downloaded app in August, according to the latest data from Sensor Tower. The app has been installed 6.7 million times in the same period. Paytm has a total of 450 million users. Note that Paytm is developed for payment on online platforms rather than offering shopping, gaming, banking etc.