PayPal just announced that the new version of its app will not be released for Windows Phones or Blackberries or Amazon. The new version will be made available on the 30th of June and will aim at creating a new experience for users.
However, PayPal users could still use the service on their phones by accessing the page from the web browser. The add-in features to Outlook, and Blackberry Messenger are still active. Thus, users can send money from their inbox and their chats respectively.
What is now clear is that the company will discontinue the activity of the app on Windows, Blackberry, and Amazon operating systems. Users will not be able to use their phone apps anymore and will have to access the service through their web browsers.
Paypal app 6.0 will work on the latest models for Android and iOS. It is yet unknown if phones with older versions for their operating systems will be able to use the former model of the app.
“It was a difficult decision no longer to 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,” said the Vice President of the company, Joanna Lambert.
The upgraded version of the app has a new look and enhanced features. It will make it easier to send and receive money, and also view the balance and transaction history. The app will have a new ergonomic design for its home screen.
Customers will also benefit from fingerprint authentication. Pending transactions will be separated from the completed ones. And new in-store functionalities will be set, as ordering through PayPal partners.
Users that have appropriate operating systems can upgrade the app by going to Apple App Store, Google Play or directly from their PayPal online account.
The announcement was made just after Microsoft decided to make staff reductions on its offices based in Finland that deals particularly with its mobile project.
Another app that decided not to release updated versions for different operating systems is WhatsApp. They will not support Blackberry OS and Windows Phone anymore.
It is unlikely that PayPal might go back to this decision and release new versions of the app for the other mentioned operating systems.
Currently, PayPaly app is available in 145 countries.
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