PayPal Axing Apps for Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Android Fire
PayPal is doing away with its apps for Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Android Fire next month.
The change will come as the digital payment platform updates its iOS and Android apps June 30. Customers using older versions of the mobile app will be required to upgrade to version 6.0.
Version 6.0 will be supported on Android devices running OS 4.03 or greater and Apple devices running iOS 8.1 or higher: iPhone 4S or greater, iPad 2 or greater, and iPod Touch 5th gen or greater.
Windows Phone users will still be able to access PayPal through the Web via Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge. Outlook.com users, meanwhile, can use the PayPal add-in to send money directly from their inbox.
Amazon Fire and Blackberry users will be able to log into PayPal on their phones via the Web. Blackberry users will also be able to use the BBM app to send peer-to-peer payments via PayPal.
“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,” PayPal global consumer product and engineering vice-president Joanna Lambert said in a press release.
“We remain committed to partnering with mobile device providers, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers.”