- Daily Zen
PayPal will discontinue PayPal mobile apps for Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon’s Fire as of June 30th.
“It was a difficult decision to no longer support the PayPal app on these mobile platforms,” said Joanna Lambert, PayPal’s VP of consumer product, in an announcement on 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.”
PayPal maintained that in spite of having no native app, affected users will still have access to PayPal mobile site for money transactions and account management. There are other options within reach too – including, BlackBerry’s peer-to-peer payments with PayPal through BBM. Outlook lets users enable the PayPal add-in to send payments from the email app.
“We remain committed to partnering with mobile device providers, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers,” Lambert said. PayPal claims that putting a sharper focus on just the two apps will allow the company to “innovate and make enhancements to PayPal’s mobile experiences to give our customers the best possible ways to manage and move their money.”
PayPal has also killed PayPal mobile apps for Amazon Fire. While, it didn’t announce if working on a Windows 10 app, it’s going to be interesting to see if they would bring its iOS app to Windows 10 (which allows universal apps) in the near future.