Paytm Removal, Comeback and Netizens Reaction
News headlines on Friday evening of 18th September highlighted the removal of a very important application of online money transfer at Indian’s disposal, PayTM from the Play Store due to policy violations related to online gambling.
What followed post the removal over ‘policy violation’ of the leading digital payments platform Paytm was its return on the Google platform. As the search giant confirmed that the app was removed because of the addition of the fantasy cricket tournament that the company recently included, which violates Google Play policies.
Google Play users were showed an error on the Paytm app listing that read, “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 the preloaded Google Play. However, existing users who have the app already installed on their devices can continue to use the mobile wallet and other services provided by the company.
Paytm posted a tweet at that time to confirm that the app will be restored very shortly, and reassured users that their money is safe.
“We assure all our users that their balances & linked accounts are 100 per cent safe. Our services are fully functional on all existing apps and you can continue enjoying Paytm like before,” the company said.
While the application was removed only for hours, netizens flooded Twitter with memes and jokes after Google removed the e-commerce payment system PayTM from its Play store, citing its policy on gambling. Take a look at some of the reactions here: