Paytm has been removed from Google Play. The app was removed due to the addition of a recently included fantasy cricket tournament by the company, which violates Google Play policies, the search giant confirmed. The Paytm app for iOS is still available for download through the Apple App Store. In addition to the Paytm app, Google Play has also pulled up the Paytm First Games app which includes similar fantasy cricket features along with real cricket betting.
Update, September 18 at 7 pm: Paytm is listed again on Google Play, the company tweeted. However, the Paytm First Games app has not been restored at the time of writing.
An error appears in the Google Play listing of the Paytm app, saying, “We’re sorry, the requested URL was not found on this server.” Users on Android devices are also not able to download the app from preloaded Google Play. However, existing users who already have the app installed on their devices can continue to use the mobile wallet and other services provided by the company.
Paytm posted a tweet to confirm that the app would be reinstated soon, and reassured users that their money was safe.