PayPal is ditching its apps for Windows, BlackBerry and Kindle devices

By , May 26, 2016

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PayPal is dropping support for its mobile apps on Windows, BlackBerry and Kindle Fire devices, the online payments firm announced in a blog post. Existing users will be required to upgrade to the latest version of the mobile PayPal app for iOS and Android, which in February received its long-overdue makeover. Starting on June 3 through June 30, those on older versions of the PayPal mobile app must upgrade to the latest version, 6.0.

June 30 will be the last day for Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon Kindle Fire users to access their PayPal apps, cautioned the firm.

“It was a difficult decision to no longer support the PayPal app on these mobile platforms, but we believe it’s the right thing to ensure we are investing our resources in creating the very best experiences for our customers,“ explained the company.

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Of course, Windows, Kindle and BlackBerry users can continue to access PayPal features through the mobile interface on the web. Outlook.com users can also use the PayPal add-in to send money directly from their inbox while Blackberry users can continue using the BBM app to send peer-to-peer payments via PayPal.

The latest version of the revamped PayPal app supports features like sending and requesting money, checking your PayPal balance and browsing transaction history.

PayPal 6.0 requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 8.1 and is available at no charge via the App Store.

Source: PayPal

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  • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

    Good, out with the old and in with the new.

    • Its crazy when you think about it though, No resourses at least for Windows OS wow.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        Microsoft needs to figure out their shit before anything gets released onto their OS, especially payment methods. Too many vulnerabilities still remaining that opens the door for any hackers to exploit.

      • Shinonuke

        It doesn’t help when Microsoft announced that they are abandoning the mobile industry

      • TJ

        Yeah, I feel WP is done with

      • funcritter

        MS is only abandoning the mobile phone unit that it bought from Nokia. They will still move forward with it’s Windows phones.

      • funcritter

        Microsoft is not abandoning it’s Windows phones, just the mobile phone unit that it bought from Nokia. They still have more Windows phones in the pipeline for the future.

      • Shinonuke

        “Microsoft is now ready to call time on that gamble by pulling out of the consumer phone market entirely as part of an effort to streamline its mobile division.”

        That quote is compared with many other sources. You’re right. Hopefully they do some magic. I hate the look of the mobile OS

      • I’d be very surprised if we don’t see a Microsoft Surface Phone at some point in time this year or next year.

    • mrgerbik

      Why would an app that you would obviously never use affect you at all?
      Its not like you personally have to support the development the software

      • Shinonuke

        What you stated is partially true. Software and hardware usages are often leased due to patent and rights. If the system have glitches and vulnerabilities then it must be addressed. Microsoft may not be as popular now but we will never know how it turns out in the future. They want to be popular then address consumers’ responds to their problems the. They might get more acceptance from phone buyers

      • mrgerbik

        lol what?

      • Shinonuke

        I give up. Ill take an English class then come back to respond again