PayPal Updates Mobile Apps with More Payment Options
PayPal today issued an update to both its Android and iOS mobile applications. The update applies a broad range of new features, chief among them the ability to find local shops that accept PayPal payments. The app can be used to make payments at a limited number of shops and restaurants once the user has checked-in. The app also adds the ability to order ahead at select restaurants. PayPal can always be used to manage funds and payment options. The update represents a significant change in direction for PayPal, which is looking to make more of a mark in real-world payments. PayPal for Android and iOS is free to download from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.
PayPal Reaches BlackBerry 10 Devices
PayPal has made a version of its mobile application available in the BlackBerry World app store for devices running BlackBerry OS 10.x. With this new app, PayPal is available to Android, BlackBerry, Fire OS, iOS, and Windows smartphones.
Android Pay and PayPal Now Play Nice
Google's Android Pay service is now compatible with PayPal. The companies today announced that Android Pay users can opt to use their PayPal account as a source of funds when making tap-and-go payments at retail stores or on the web.
PayPal to Kill Off Its Windows Phone and BlackBerry Apps
PayPal today said it will sunset its Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon Fire Phone apps on June 30. After that date, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Fire Phone users will not be able to login to or use the Paypal mobile app.
BBM Gains PayPal for Android, BlackBerry, iOS
BlackBerry today added a handful of new features to its cross-platform messaging service. All versions of BBM (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) earn the ability to send money to BBM contacts using PayPal.