When Google Apps receives payments with Google Pay, Google reduces its money. Now, Tinder, the dating service app, wants to avoid this charge by setting the payment service as the default option.
Google reduces in-app purchases by 30%. If the app offers a subscription, this amount drops to 1
However, some app developers think the amount is too high. In some cases, this is associated with complaints that Google and Apple are developing competing services that do not feel the pain of losing 30% of a sale (eg Spotify, YouTube Music and Apple Music).
Google (and Apple) requires app developers to use their payment system, but Tinder ignores this policy in a new update. Instead, the standard payment is made through Tinder's payment processor. Users enter their credit card directly into the app instead of using Google Pay. Since Tinder handles the entire payment, the purchase of Google is not reduced.
While users can change the default method to Google Pay before making the first payment after deciding to make a payment, the app stores credit card information directly in Tinder and removes the Google Pay option.
Google has not yet stated whether measures should be taken against the policy violation. [Engadget]
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