Google said on Tuesday that apps selling digital content through the Play Store would have to use the Google Play billing system and pay a percentage of the app's sales as a fee. Paytm was locked in controversy. The company said that the policy of using its billing system is already in place, but it needed to be clarified.
Purnima Kochikar, director (business development, games, and applications, Google) told reporters in a virtual dialogue here, "Today we are clarifying the play billing policy, which is long-standing and we felt from recent events It is very important to clarify the policies and implement them equally. Every developer who sells their digital content through Google Play will have to use Play Billing. "
This means that the developer will have to use the Google billing system from September 2021, which charges 30 percent on payments made via the app, however, if the developer takes payment through a physical item or through their website, they can use Play Billing will not be required. Kochikar said that about 97 percent of developers understand and follow this policy, although they did not name those who did not follow it. It will start next year.