Skype today announced that users across 22 countries can now send money with PayPal in its mobile app for iOS and Android.

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Skype said the person-to-person payments feature is rolling out today in the United States, United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.

Where available, users will need to link their PayPal account to their Skype profile. In a chat, users can then swipe right, tap Send Money, and complete the near-instant money transfer process, which is handled by PayPal. Both the sender and recipient must reside in one of the 22 countries supported.

PayPal within Skype will support currency exchange as usual. If a user is sending funds from the United States, for example, to someone in Europe, the user will have the option to send money in euros if preferred.

The feature will require the latest version of Skype for iOS, available as a free download on the App Store [Direct Link]. However, users receiving money can have any version of the Skype app installed.

Tags: Skype, PayPal

Top Rated Comments

itsmilo Avatar
63 months ago
Do people really need to send money to friends this often like what are you doing? Never got this trend, same with Snapchat taking money orders lol
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SoundJudgment Avatar
63 months ago
Or... you could simply... umm... use the PayPal App on your phone to send money to others. huh.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rgeneral Avatar
63 months ago
I wonder who really uses Skype anymore. there are so many other better alternatives.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
arkitect Avatar
63 months ago
Or... you could simply... umm... use the PayPal App on your phone to send money to others. huh.
Agreed.
To my mind this is a solution in search of a problem.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hotgril Avatar
63 months ago
I wonder who really uses Skype anymore. there are so many other better alternatives.
IDK, people always want to call me on Skype. I don't complain because it works fine. What exactly is the problem with it? For people I call often, Discord is nicer, but that's too much setup for one-time calls. And for Apple users, Facetime is nice, except it still has some annoying quirks (stealing focus and lowering system volume, WTF).
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I haven't used them in a few years. Are they that huge of a pain now?
Dude, they hate me for some reason. I kept getting "unknown error"s trying to set up my account. Randomly worked on the 8th try. And the site feels like it was made in the 90s still. There's a reason everyone uses Venmo.
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SictransitGloria Avatar
63 months ago
Now if they can guarantee everyone will want to send cash TO ME...yay! But when you're an older like me, chances are someone wants to hit you up for cash.
Well that's exactly what PayPal cannot guarantee. I've been unable to access funds legitimately transferred to me some three weeks ago. Hours spent on phone support, dozens of ID, passport, utility bills scans and whatnot sent, nothing helped so far.

In fact, the moral injury caused by far exceeds the monetary harm already. Avoid PayPal at all costs and in any form.
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