Skype links up with PayPal for money transfers through app

You can now use PayPal through Skype's mobile app

You can now use PayPal through Skype's mobile app

"Questions like "Can I reimburse you for those movie tickets?" or "What do I owe you for Mom's gift?" no longer require switching from Skype to your browser or banking app to start a payment process".

A PayPal account registered in one of the 22 supported countries is obviously necessary for both the sender and recipient, with the initial setup mechanism created to be just as effortless as you'd expect.

That's because the San Jose-based worldwide online payment operator is embracing competition rather than blindly trying to suppress it. PayPal is also constantly looking for new ways to make peer-to-peer fund transfers easier and more convenient for users of as many platforms as possible.

The countries that support Skype's Send Money feature are the USA, the UK, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

Skype has teamed up with PayPal to introduce a feature that enables users to transfer funds to friends and family while chatting to them on the Skype app.

Microsoft owns Skype, and the company says that users will need to be on the latest app version to use the PayPal feature. The first time you do so, you will need to confirm your location-this feature is available in over 20 locations at launch-and then link your PayPal account. You can even ask Siri to send some cash through PayPal for you.

Check out PayPal's blog post and we look forward to hearing your feedback in the Skype Community!

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