Google concedes to let Tinder owner Match bypass its Play Store billing system

What you need to know

  • Google has agreed to allow Match Group to offer alternative billing methods to users.
  • After Google made concessions, the Tinder owner dropped its request for a temporary restraining order.
  • Match Group’s apps will also continue to get updates even if they offer alternatives to Google Play Billing.

Google’s aggressive push to make its Play Store billing system the sole method for billing transactions has taken yet another hit. Match Group, the parent firm of Tinder, has prevented Google from forcing the use of Google Play’s billing system.

In a press release, Match announced that Google has agreed to relax the Play Store billing requirement for its apps. As a result, Match apps will no longer be booted out of the Play Store, even if they process in-app purchases through alternative billing systems.

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