Google on Thursday stated it has briefly blocked entry to these apps that had been nonetheless obtainable on the Play Store in India even after the federal government banned on 59 apps this week. “While we continue to review the interim orders from the Government of India, we have notified the affected developers and have temporarily blocked access to the apps that remained available on the Play Store in India,” a Google spokesperson stated.
However, the spokesperson didn’t disclose particulars of the apps that Google had blocked. According to sources, builders of most of the 59 banned apps had taken down their apps from Google Play Store voluntarily. India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese hyperlinks, together with TikTok, UC Browser, SHAREit and WeChat, saying they had been prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and safety of the nation.