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Google will enforce 30% commission in India only in March 2022

Google has deferred the enforcement of its 30% cut on in-app purchases only for India to March 2022. The company said this will ensure that developers have enough time to integrate with Play billing system and implement UPI payment for subscriptions. The deadline for the rest of the world remains September 2021. The change comes just two days after MEITY held a call with 30-40 Indian startup founders to discuss issues around Google's apparent dominance in India. Google's 30% cut on in-app purchases has riled up the Indian start-up ecosystem, which has accused it of abusing its dominance, playing unfair, and controlling the development of apps in India. The Mountain View company is trying to assuage some of this anger: it will also set up "listening sessions" with Indian startups "to understand their concerns more deeply" and run policy workshops…

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