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Google removes an app called "WhatsGap" from the Play Store

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Google Play, the official Android application store, stands out for having a great variety of apps and for launching news over time, such as automatic video playback. However, not all applications pass the cut of the Mountain View company, and now Google has withdrawn an app called “WhatsGap” from the Play Store, but not for the reason you are thinking. No, it has nothing to do with his name being similar to that of WhatsApp.

Google, the search engine giant, has removed from your app store WhatsGap, as they report from ZDNet. It is a popular app that is used to identify retailers that support Hong Kong democracy. The great G has confirmed that the removal of such an application from its store has nothing to do with the name, which recalls, and much, that of the popular Facebook messenger application. The reason for this decision is that in that app "sensitive content" was published.

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“We have a policy that prohibit applications that lack reasonable sensitivity or take advantage of conflicts or serious tragedies in progress. After careful review, we discovered that this application was violating that particular policy and we suspended it, as we have done with similar attempts to take advantage of other high profile events, such as earthquakes, crises, suicides and conflicts“Said a Google spokesman to the same source.

WhatsGap was removed because it published "sensitive content", according to Google

whatsgap "width =" 400 "height =" 389 "class =" aligncenter size-medium wp-image-398223 "srcset =" https://www.funzen.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/1581174604_665_Google-removes-an-app-called-quotWhatsGapquot-from-the-Play-Store.jpg 400w, https : //andro4all.com/files/2020/01/whatsgap-50x50.jpg 50w, https://andro4all.com/files/2020/01/whatsgap-170x165.jpg 170w, https://andro4all.com/files /2020/01/whatsgap.jpg 540w "sizes =" (max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px "/></p><p>That's right, despite the removal in the app store, <strong>WhatsGap can be reinstalled on Android</strong>. With this decision, Google joins other companies such as <strong>Apple, Blizzard and the National Basketball Association (NBA)</strong> in breaking the growing pressure of China.</p><p>For example, Blizzard recovered the prize money from a well-known tournament and suspended Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai, player of <strong>Hearthstone</strong>, after expressing support for Hong Kong. For now, <strong>WhatsGap is no longer available in the Play Store</strong> and it seems that Google will continue to monitor these types of applications in the future.</p><p style=Follow ANDRO4ALL