PayPal Discontinues Apps for Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Kindle Fire
In an official blog post, PayPal has announced that it will be discontinuing its official apps for Microsoft Windows Phone, Amazon Kindle Fire and Blackberry users on June 30 (via CNET). The announcement also notes that all iOS and Android users using older versions of the PayPal mobile app will be required to upgrade to version 6.0, starting on June 3 through June 30.
Version 6.0 of the PayPal mobile app has enhanced features and a new look and feel. We have brought features that our customers use most to the forefront such as send and request money, PayPal balance and transaction history. Customers can get the latest versions of the PayPal app at the Apple App Store and Google Play store or go to m.paypal.com to access their PayPal account on the mobile web.
Version 6.0 of the PayPal app is currently supported on the following devices:
- Apple devices running iOS 8.1 or higher: iPhone 4S or greater, iPad 2 or greater, and iPod Touch 5th gen or greater
- Android devices running OS 4.03 or greater
After June 30, Windows Phone users will be able to access PayPal only through PayPal’s mobile web on Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers. Amazon Kindle Fire and Blackberry users will also be able to log on to PayPal via their web browsers. Also, Blackberry users can continue to use the BBM app to send peer-to-peer payments via PayPal.
PayPal said that while it was a difficult decision to no longer support the PayPal app on these mobile platforms, it was the right thing to do.