Google Reinstates Delisted Indian Apps on Play Store

Srishti Dey
Srishti Dey March 4, 2024
Updated 2024/03/04 at 7:29 AM

Google has made the noteworthy decision to allow the Play Store applications from a number of Indian digital enterprises to be reinstalled. This action comes after the tech giant delisted several applications, which raised issues for the Indian digital economy.


Google had already taken action against many Indian applications, including and Matrimony, two of the industry’s biggest names. This move was a component of Google’s strategy to deal with developers who, although adhering to other app store criteria, were not following its payment policy.

Reinstalling Applications

Names like, Info Edge’s Naukri, 99acres, and Naukri Gulf are among the well-known applications that have been reapproved. Both the consumers of these platforms who depend on them for a variety of services and several Indian digital enterprises are relieved by this decision.

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Confirmation and Response

Info Edge co-founder Sanjeev Bikchandani also confirmed the restoration in a post on X, in addition to the Play Store itself. He acknowledged the successful crisis management carried out by the Info Edge team under the direction of Hitesh Oberoi. The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), which strongly objected to Google’s first move and pushed for the reinstatement of delisted applications, exerted pressure on Google to restore these apps.

Affected Businesses

A number of other businesses, including Altt, Stage, Aha streaming platforms, Truly Madly, Quack Quack dating applications, Kuku FM audio content platform, and FRND social networking app, have had their apps delisted in addition to and Info Edge. The developers and Google are at a standstill, and the restoration is a step in the right direction.

Google’s move to address the issues brought up by the Indian digital industry is demonstrated by its decision to relist the delisted Indian applications. It emphasizes how crucial communication and collaboration between regional companies and tech behemoths are to a healthy digital ecosystem. Businesses and consumers alike are relieved by the reinstatement, which highlights the need of abiding by platform rules while encouraging competition and innovation in the digital sphere.

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