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Following MetaQuotes‘ recent release of the latest update in the form of Build 670, to its ubiquitous MetaTrader 4 platform, the firm has today announced that it is to cease support of build 600.
Under these circumstances, backward compatibility will be lost, therefore brokers which do not update their systems to builds newer than 600 may experience loss of accessibility.
The discontinuation of support for MetaTrader 4 build 600 was highlighted to LeapRate by Australian FX brokerage AxiTrader, which advises its clients to take the following action:
1: Open MetaTrader 4
2: Select Help > About
3: A box will open which will display the build in the bottom left corner:
This will test as to which version of MetaTrader 4 is installed on any computer.
If the MetaTrader 4 Build is 600 or higher, then traders are not required to make any changes. If the MetaTrader 4 Build is 600 or lower, then the new version will need to be downloaded by opening the platform as an Administrator.
With the release of Build 670 last week, MetaQuotes incorporated virtual cloud hosting, as well as a depth of market indicator, as the company continues to battle it out in what has become a highly competitive technology sector, as despite MetaQuotes still holding claim to the largest market share in retail FX platform provision, recent API-based developments from fellow providers such as Spotware and tradable, as well as the move toward platform independence recently demonstrated by Tradency is ensuring that MetaQuotes cannot rest on its laurels.