PayPal: Sorry, No More Windows Phone, BlackBerry App Support

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PayPal is ending support for its Windows Phone, Amazon Fire, and BlackBerry mobile apps.

As of June 30, the online payment service will relegate users of these platforms to Web-based programs.

"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," Joanna Lambert, vice president of global consumer product and engineering, wrote in an announcement.

Windows Phone owners can still access PayPal via the mobile Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers; and Outlook.com users can use the PayPal add-in to send money directly from your inbox.

Those carrying an Amazon or BlackBerry device, however, are relegated to the mobile Web experience; BBM users can continue to send payments.

"We remain committed to partnering with mobile device providers, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers," Lambert said.

Meanwhile, starting June 30, PayPal will force holdouts to update their iOS and Android apps to the latest version. Version 6.0 includes enhanced features and a new user interface, and highlights popular functions like send and request money, PayPal balance, and transaction history.

The transition applies to all Android devices running OS 4.03 or higher, as well as any Apple gadget (iPhone 4s and up, iPad 2 or greater, iPod touch 5th gen and above) operating on iOS 8.1 or higher.

Users can find the latest versions of the PayPal app in the App Store and Google Play.

"As the digital payments landscape evolves, we will continue to innovate and make enhancements to PayPal's mobile experiences to give our customers the best possible ways to manage and move their money," Lambert said.

In March, Facebook and WhatsApp said they would drop support for BlackBerry's OS and switch to a Web app. WhatsApp will also no longer support Nokia S40 and S60, Android 2.1 and Android 2, and Windows Phone 7.1.

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