PayPal app version 6.0 leaves Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Amazon Fire Phone

The pal that helps you and many other people pay up is updating its Android and iOS apps. Unlike many other apps, it’s providing customers with a good idea of when to expect an update.

Version 6.0 of the app, said to have “a new look and feel,” will head to devices with Android 4.0.3 or later and iOS 9.1 or later. Windows Phone users will end availability for the current version of the app while both Amazon Fire and BlackBerry OS users will not be able to use the app beyond June 30.

Joanna Lambert, Vice President of Global Consumer Product and Engineering, said in the company’s blog post:

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

The PayPal plug-ins for BBM and Outlook are still usable and there’s obviously the mobile web experience, too. But as a major payment medium, it’s certainly one app that would hurt to be in the “app gap.”

Source: PayPal

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