Fintech’s 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 the 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 of 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, clarification of our policy was released earlier today ahead of the IPL tournament,” Google said in an e-mailed response on Friday.
There is often a surge in the 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.