With over one billion Skype mobile downloads to date globally, users will be able to use PayPal directly from their Skype app to beam cash instantly to their friends and family. Starting today, we're rolling out the ability to send money with PayPal on Skype.
Simply pause your Android or iOS conversation for a few seconds, swipe right, tap Send Money, and authorize the money transfer process to friends or family members. That is, sending is free when you use your PayPal balance or debit card in the U.S. If you choose to use a credit card instead, the fee is 3.4 percent of the transaction amount plus $0.30.
Sending money is free if you do it from your PayPal balance, or from a USA debit card. The feature will be initially available in twenty-two countries including the U.S., the U.K., Austria, Belgium, Canada and more.
Microsoft added PayPal integration to Skype just weeks after the company launched a garish and much criticised redesigned version of its Skype mobile app.
Skype said both the sender and recipient must reside in one of these countries, but noted currency exchange is not a problem. The feature allows select users in the U.S. to easily link their PayPal and Messenger accounts.
When you shop online, you can easily make your payment with PayPal in addition to other available options, and also receive notification. And it's doing so by partnering with former rivals, including Apple, as well as Visa and MasterCard, among others. You can share it with us by using the comment box below.