Skype now lets you send money via PayPal

PayPal's 'Send Money' feature lands on Skype

The service initially will be rolled out to Skype customers on the latest version of Skype for iOS and Android mobile devices. The Microsoft-owned messaging service today announced an update which will allow users to send money through PayPal to their friends and family. PayPal's payment system on Skype works pretty much as it does on other communication platforms like Slack and iMessage.

"Whether it's to send money to your daughter studying overseas, reimburse a friend for grabbing milk at the store, or one of a million other reasons you might need to transfer cash, Send Money makes it easy and efficient", Microsoft says. Skype does not want to be left behind in the race, which is why it has forged a partnership with PayPal to give more reasons to the users to start using the app for other features than just video calling. Starting today, you can now send money via PayPal right from your conversations.

The Send Money feature also enables global payments, but only between select countries.

The first time that you use this feature, you may be asked to share your location or create a PayPal account if you do not already have one. Sending is free as long as you use your PayPal balance or a debit card in the United States. So, sending money to the clients also becoming so easier with the skype.

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.

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

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