MobiKwik removed from Google Play for Aarogya Setu link in app
Team Udayavani, May 30, 2020, 11:06 AM IST
Google removed MobiKwik, the digital wallet app, off the Google Play Store temporarily on Thursday. MobiKwik was penalised for showing the Aarogya Setu app link on their app
Earlier, Google earlier in the month,warned MobiKwik to remove the Indian government’s Covid-19 contact tracing app Aarogya Setu link
But, on Thursday, Google removed the app from play store without warning, Citing violation of advertising policy.
The company’s co-founder and CEO, Bipin Preet Singh took to Twitter to raise this issue. The CEO maintained, the decision to promote the app was taken after the banking regulator, Reserve Bank of India, had asked them to do so.
Hey @GoogleIndia @GooglePlay you removed @MobiKwik app from play store because we had a link to Aarogya Setu app. We were asked to do this by regulators ( @RBI ) and understand it’s in public health interest. You have too much power ! Cc @CCI_India @amitabhk87 @PMOIndia @rsprasad pic.twitter.com/ftv5KIZCAy
— Bipin Preet Singh (@BipinSingh) May 28, 2020
However, things seem to have been resolved now after Google spoke to MobiKwik CEO Bipin Preet Singh’s team since the app is back on the store
Currently, the application is available in the Play Store which stated it was last updated on May 29, 2020.
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