Thursday, 21 September, 2017

PayPal enables Skype app payments

PayPal's 'Send Money' feature lands on Skype You can now use PayPal through Skype's mobile app
Clarence Schmidt | 03 August, 2017, 01:16

Microsoft, which owns Skype, says that while you will need the latest mobile version of Skype to send money, that doesn't apply to the recipient.

In order to send money, users need the latest version of the Skype app but the contact that's receiving money can be on any version of Skype.

Send Money is available to PayPal and Skype users in the US, UK, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. Then you type in the amount to send, and confirm the payment. Sending and money over skype will be directly from and to the linked PayPal account, and the only difference is you are not on the PayPal app/website. Using your mobile phone while you're chatting with friends or family, you can simply swipe right, tap Send Money, and complete the money transfer process. How often will you be using this feature? You'll both have to have PayPal accounts and live in one of the 22 countries where Send Money is now supported. That's why we aim to provide people with choice and flexibility in how they send or receive money.

Skype said the feature will initially work in 22 countries; check out the list below. Sending is free as long as you use your PayPal balance or a debit card in the United States.

The initial rollout is to 22 countries: the U.S., the U.K., Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.

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