PayPal Drops Support For Amazon, Windows, & Blackberry Smartphone Apps

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If you have an Amazon Fire, BlackBerry, or Windows phone and use PayPal’s app frequently, you might need to find another way to complete purchases from your smartphone: PayPal will discontinue its mobile apps for these phones on June 30. 

PayPal announced Wednesday that it plans to reduce the number of mobile operating systems supported by its app.

To that end, users of Amazon Fire, BlackBerry, and Windows phones will no longer be able to access the payment system through its app, but can continue to access PayPal via the Web.

Additionally, Windows phone owners using Outlook.com can still use the PayPal add-in to send money directly from their inbox, while BlackBerry users can also continue to use the BBM app to send peer-to-peer payments via PayPal.

“It was a difficult decision to no longer support the PayPal app on these mobile platforms,” Joanna Lambert, PayPal’s VP of consumer product, said in the company’s blog. “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,” she continued.

PayPal also took time in its announcement to remind users of Android and iOS operated phone to upgrade to the newest version of its app between June 3 and June 30.

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