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eToro Bids Farewell to the Desktop Platform

Though it has been quite a ride, we have decided to discontinue the downloadable desktop client, the first piece of trading technology through which we helped change the online trading industry forever.


Some Background


Launched in late 2007, the eToro platform was a revelation of how easy trading can be without becoming overly-simplistic. However, since then, the world has been moving towards web-based and mobile software solutions so the eToro OpenBook and Webtrader have taken the place of the downloadable client and are now the most innovative social trading technologies at eToro.


The Change


Compared to the downloadable desktop platform, the new OpenBook and Webtrader are far superior with enhanced trading features and capabilities.  This new and improved trading platform is a testament to our initial ingenuity. Now, traders will be part of the better and brighter world of web-based trading as they will have exclusive access to the new OpenBook and Webtrader.


Why We Are Doing This?


Simply because we believe that you, our traders, should get the freedom to trade in an optimal online environment in a way that is customized to your specific needs.  Mobile Trader apps are also available for Android and iOS so you can access OpenBook anytime, anywhere.  Our trading technology enables you to maintain control of your investments wherever you are and whenever you need.  It’s important to say that this decision was also based on feedback that we received on usage from you – our existing customers.


So as we bid farewell to the eToro downloadable platform and the year 2012 and we look forward to all the fantastic and groundbreaking web-based and mobile developments that we have in store for 2013!  If you have any questions regarding this change, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team directly by clicking here.


Have you been using the downloadable desktop platform?  Are you excited about this new change?  Please feel free to leave your questions and comments below.