Google has taken down the Paytm app from Play Store

Image Source: Bloomberg

The app is not visible on being searched on Google Play Store whereas all the other apps including Paytm For Business, Paytm Mall, and others are still available

Google hasn’t specifically revealed the reason behind taking down the app but in a blog, the tech giant cites policy on gambling

In the blog, Google’s Suzanne Frey, Vice President, Product, Android Security and Privacy stated, “We don’t allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting."

Image Source: Benjamin Dada/Unsplash

"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.”

Image Source: Amanda Jones/Unsplash

Redirecting users from one application to another is not permitted on the Playstore

Image Source: Mika Baumeister/Unsplash

Frey noted, “We have these policies to protect users from potential harm. When an app violates these policies, we notify the developer of the violation and remove the app from Google Play until the developer brings the app into compliance”

The application is still available for download on the Apple App Store

UPDATE:

"Paytm Android app is temporarily unavailable on Google's Play Store for new downloads or updates. It will be back very soon," tweeted Paytm

UPDATE:

"Paytm App is back, live in Play Store."