The Paytm App Is No Longer Available On Google Play Store
Paytm app, owned by One97 Communications Ltd, has mysteriously disappeared from Google Play Store. The app does not appear on search results on Google Play Store whereas all the other apps including Paytm Money, Paytm Mall, Paytm For Business, and others are still available on Google Play Store.
However, Paytm is available on the Apple App Store. Google has removed the Paytm app because it allegedly violates the company’s new rules around online gambling. According to reports, Google says in a statement: "We don’t allow online casinos (or) support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting. It includes if the app leads consumers to an external website that allows them to participate in paid tournaments to win real money (or) cash prizes,"
Paytm removed from Google Play Store after Google’s Suzanne Frey, Vice President, Product, Android Security, and Privacy, detailed the guidelines in a blog post. So, Google has removed Paytm from the Play store because it believed the app was violating its new guidelines on online gambling or contests.
According to reports, Google had notified the developers of Paytm about the removal and it continues to be in touch with Paytm to get the app back on Play Store.