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Paytm Pulled Down From Google Play Store Over Violation Of Policies

The app will be restored very shortly, Paytm confirmed and reassured users that their money is safe.

The Paytm app has been pulled down from the Google Play Store. Google confirmed that the app was pulled down because of the addition of the fantasy cricket tournament that the company recently included, which violates Google Play policies, NDTV reported.

Though, the Paytm app is available for iOS and can be downloaded through Apple App store.

“We’re sorry, the requested URL was not found on this server,” the Google Play listing of the app shows an error.

No new android users can download the app now from the preloaded Google Play, 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.

The app will be restored very shortly, Paytm confirmed and reassured users that their money is safe.

Google, earlier on Friday, had posted a blog post that highlighted its gambling policy that doesn’t allow app developers to facilitate sports betting.

“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,” Google had said. It also confirmed that this was the reason for the Paytm app to be pulled down.

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