Paytm tweet comes in the wake of Google pulling down the app from its Play Store for alleged violation of online gambling policies
Fintech major Paytm on Friday asked its users not to panic and that their money is “completely safe” even though the app has been pulled down from Google Play Store. In a tweet, Paytm said Paytm Android app is temporarily unavailable on Google’s Play Store for new downloads or updates.
“Dear Paytm’ers, Paytm Android app is temporarily unavailable on Google’s Play Store for new downloads or updates. It will be back very soon. All your money is completely safe, and you can continue to enjoy your Paytm app as normal,” said Paytm on Twitter.
Paytm’s tweet comes in the wake of Google pulling down the app from its Play Store for alleged violation of online gambling policies for promoting its fantasy gaming platform Paytm First Games.
Paytm will not be available for download now but there will be no impact on existing users of the app, PTI reported.
“The app was blocked for violation of play policies – a clarification of our policy was released earlier today ahead of the IPL tournament,” Google said in an e-mailed response on Friday.
Google also said that only the app availability on Play Store is impacted and there is no impact on users.
There is often a surge in launch of such apps before major sporting tournaments like the IPL. The latest season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is scheduled to start from September 19 in the United Arab Emirates.
The fintech major’s subsidiary has recently roped in cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar as its brand ambassador.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder & CEO – Paytm had said: “Sachin represents the dreams and aspirations of a billion-plus people. He is the pride of our country and the true embodiment of excellence, tenacity, and hard work. This association is based on many of the values we share with the greatest sportsperson of all time. Just like Sachin, we believe that country comes over everything else, followed by the company and finally team. We hope that together we inspire millions of citizens to follow their dreams and achieve greatness.”
Sachin Tendulkar had said: “Cricket is an engaging sport, and we all tend to have opinions about the game – right from player selection to playing strategies. Paytm First Games will give fans the opportunity to don their thinking hats and experience the thrill of making the correct choices and getting their teams to win. I am happy to partner with Paytm First Games to enable cricket fans to engage more with the ever-popular game of cricket.”