Just a few hours ago, it was revealed that Google Playstore has removed the Paytm app from its platform. It came as a surprise to the Paytm users as it happened without any notification to the users or the company. This immediate removal of the application created a lot of questions in the mind of users and the reasons behind the removal. Although the Paytm app was removed, Paytm business, Paytm Mall, Paytm Money, Paytm Mall Store Manager, and Paytm Instore Manager are still available on the Google Play Store. It meant that only the wallet app of Paytm was removed from the platform.
Since Paytm has millions of users who use it for cashless transactions, the removal of the app became big news in hours. Later it was found that the app was removed for violating Play Store’s policy on sport betting activities, as confirmed by Google itself. The app was directly and indirectly linked with betting platforms that were using Paytm for betting, ahead of the IPL tournament. Due to this, the app was removed from Playstore, however, it will not cause any issue to the users using the app. The message from Paytm was “It will be back very soon. All your money is completely safe, and you can continue to enjoy your Paytm app as normal.”
Since Google does not allow any kind of casino apps and unregulated gambling apps, they removed the Paytm app when it was found that the app leads consumers to an external website that allows them to participate in paid tournaments to win real money or cash prizes. Although people can still use the app installed on the phone, if the issue is not resolved by Paytm, it can lead to termination of the developer’s account on Google Play. We hope that Paytm soon resolved the issue and is available on the Google play platform.