Skype App Now Supports Sending Money With PayPal

BY Evan Selleck

Published 2 Aug 2017

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There are a variety of different apps out there in the wild that allow for quick and easy methods to send money to people, and now there is one more to add to the list.

Microsoft and PayPal have worked out a relationship that will allow Skype for iPhone and iPad users to send money right through the app. Microsoft made the announcement today, confirming that users in 22 different countries across the globe will be able to use the feature, as long as they have a PayPal account, and are using the iOS or Android app.

You’ll need to be in one of the following countries to use the feature: United States of America, Canada, UK (Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man) Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.

The first time you use it, you’ll be asked to confirm your location within the app. Once that is confirmed you’ll need to link your PayPal account to your Skype account, and Microsoft makes sure to confirm that PayPal is handling the money transaction, and not Microsoft itself. The person sending the money also needs to make sure they are using the most up-to-date version of the Skype app, but the person receiving the money can apparently be using any version of the app.

The feature also supports currency exchanges, so sending money from one country to another should be relatively simple. For instance, sending cash from the United States to Europe will prompt the option to send the funds in Euros instead of the U.S. dollar.

The new feature is available now, so Skype for iOS and Android users that are in one of the 22 countries can start sending money immediately.

[via Skype Blog]