PayPal to discontinue Amazon Fire, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone apps on June 30

PayPal has opted to no longer support Windows Phone, Amazon Fire, and BlackBerry devices, saying that it will discontinue support for these platforms starting June 30. The company explained that while a difficult decision, it’s “the right thing to ensure we are investing our resources in creating the very best experiences for our customers.”
All is not lost though, as PayPal offered alternative ways customers using these devices can still use the payment processing service. Instead of having a native app, customers can access PayPal through the mobile web. Those using either BBM or Outlook.com can leverage the PayPal functionality to send money to friends.
News of this change accompanied a blog post which encourages customers to update their PayPal mobile app before June 30 to version 6.0, which was released in February and places an emphasis on peer-to-peer payments.
Although PayPal spins the move as giving its customers access to the new bells and whistles that accompany the redesign, it could also be viewed as a way for the company to encourage more usage. The more transactions, the more money it receives — it reported 1.41 billion transactions last quarter, an increase from an average of 1.39 billion. Total payments that it processed grew 28.6 percent to $81.06 billion.
 

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PayPal to discontinue Amazon Fire, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone apps on June 30
PayPal to discontinue Amazon Fire, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone apps on June 30



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