PayPal Discontinues App for Windows Phone, Kindle and Blackberry
By the end of this month, PayPal will only support its mobile app for Android and iOS users, and as a result, will shut down their mobile apps for the Windows Phone, Amazon Kindle Fire and BlackBerry.
Now through June 30th, customers still using the old version of the PayPal mobile app will be required to upgrade to version 6.0 in order to continue using the service. The update has been in effect since February, but many account holders are still using the older platform to send and receive money on their phones.
Version 6.0 is available for Android devices with OS 4.03 or higher, as well as Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) using iOS 8.1 or greater. If you have not already downloaded the latest update of the app, you may do so through the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or through m.paypal.com.
Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon Kindle Fire users will no longer be able to use the PayPal app after June 30th. They may still log onto their PayPal accounts through their web browsers like they would on their computer, but they will not have the same convenient access as the app.
PayPal notes that BlackBerry users will still be able to use the BBM app to send money to friends and family through PayPal. Consumers who use PRIV by BlackBerry will also be able to get the PayPal app through Google Play.
In reference to why PayPal will no longer be supporting those devices, the company says, “it’s the right thing to ensure we are investing our resources in creating the very best experiences for our customers.”