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Paytm app removed from Google Play Store

Google removed Paytm mobile app citing violation of its policies on gambling and betting.

September 18, 2020 / 11:15 PM IST

Google has removed Paytm's mobile application from its mobile app store platform Play Store. The search engine giant has cited its policies on gaming and betting as the reason for the move.

The app, however, is still available on iOS, the play store run by Apple. The app could have been removed because of Paytm First Games, sources said.

Paytm, in a statement shared on Twitter, said its Android app is temporarily unavailable on Google's Play Store for new downloads or updates but will be back very soon. The company also assured that all the money with Paytm is safe and consumers will be able to use the app for their regular transactions as usual.

This is not the first time that Google has initiated such a step. In the past, Google had removed another payment application, Mobikwik, which was found to be redirecting its users to the Aarogya Setu app.