A temporary deal between Google and Match Group mandates that all in-app purchases made on Tinder and Hinge be processed through a third-party system.

In spite of violating our “Googles” conditions, Match Group’s most well-known apps, such as Hinge and Tinder, will continue to be available on the Play Store thanks to the specifics of this arrangement, which were revealed in an dedicated Google blog post before to the full trial.

Due to the in-app billing system requirement that takes a 30% cut of all in-app purchases on Android devices that make payments through the Play Store, Match Group filed a complaint claims that Google has unjustly monopolized the market for distributing apps.

Until the beginning of the trial between Match Group and Google, which is scheduled to begin in 2023, this provisional agreement will be in effect. Google and the Tinder developer made a number of commitments before the litigation ever started, which made it easier to sign this agreement.

Match Group has established a $40 million escrow fund for service fees that is inaccessible until an agreement has been struck in place of paying the standard Google commission for any payments that will be received through its app portfolio. Additionally, the company will send Google a monthly accounting of all in-app purchases made starting on June 1 and continuing through the forthcoming experiment.

Additionally, Match must make a good faith effort to integrate or make Google’s billing systems available in its app portfolio, which mostly consists of dating-related apps and services.

The complaint made by Match Group against Google resembles or is similar to Epic Games’. Like Match Group, the Fortnite developer has entered a temporary agreement with Bandcamp while being involved in a protracted legal battle with Apple and Google over in-app sales. With money held in escrow until the antitrust action against Google is settled, this enables Bandcamp to continue being available on the Play Store.

Google intends to file a countersuit alleging that all Play Store publishers and developers are in breach of their developer responsibilities under the Developer Distribution Agreement.

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