Skype And PayPal Join Forces For Easy Money Transfer

PayPal's 'Send Money' feature lands on Skype

The Microsoft-owned messaging service today announced an update which will allow users to send money through PayPal to their friends and family.

This new Send Money feature requires the new Skype clients, which for now means Android and iOS only. You just type in the amount to send, confirm the payment, and hit send to complete the transaction. If they don't have PayPal they'll be asked to create an account, which might be a little annoying, so probably best to check they have it before you try sending them money.

The service initially will be rolled out to Skype customers on the latest version of Skype for iOS and Android mobile devices.

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.

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To use this new feature, all you need to do is head over to a particular chat from the "recents" list or the search.

Select "Find" on the top bar while in conversation with a friend or family member, and choose the "Send Money" add-in.

Both the sender and recipient need to be in one of the 22 supported countries in order for the exchange to work. If you're sending funds from the US, for example, to someone in Europe, you will have the option to send money in Euros. Sending is free as long as you use your PayPal balance or a debit card in the United States.

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

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