Google allows Tinder to use third party payment systems

Google allows Tinder to use third-party payment systems

In the middle of this month it was announced that the owner of the popular matchmaking service Tinder, represented by Match Group, has sued Google, accusing the IT giant of forcing its payment system to be used. It has now become known that the Match Group withdrew the complaint, pointing out that Google had made certain concessions when using third-party payment systems.

    Image Source: Dado Ruvic / Reuters

Image Source: Dado Ruvic / Reuters

Earlier this month, Match Group sued Google, alleging that the tech giant threatened to remove the company’s apps from the Play Store if they used third-party payment systems. The fact is that third-party payment systems in Android applications allow users not to pay Google 30% commission for each transaction. Therefore, Google forces application developers to exclusively use their own payment system.

Now it has been revealed that Match Group has abandoned its own claims as Google made concessions not to remove the company’s applications from the Play Store because users will be offered the opportunity to conduct transactions in alternative ways. The details of the deal are still unknown, Google officials refrain from commenting on the matter.

Note that Match Group’s lawsuit was filed amid Google’s ongoing legal battle with Epic Games and dozens of US Attorneys General alleging the IT giant’s anti-competitive behavior. At the same time, the Match Group also expressed concern about the App Store’s policy and the fees Apple charges for ongoing transactions in applications for iOS.


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