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Skype's latest update lets you send money to friends via PayPal

Skype's latest update lets you send money to friends via PayPal

The new service, intended for sending cash to family and friends, not businesses, is free when you use your PayPal balance or debit card in the United States. You just type in the amount to send, confirm the payment, and hit send to complete the transaction.

While you'll have to be on the latest version of the Skype mobile app to use Send Money, whoever is receiving the funds can be using any version of Skype.

If you live in one of those places, have a PayPal account, and use Skype for Android or iOS, you're in luck. Skype users can access the new Send Money feature by swiping right in a chat and tap on the new option.

Microsoft and PayPal today announced a partnership that enables peer-to-peer payments on the Skype mobile app.

PayPal handles all the money transfer business - so this transfer SHOULD work with only the sender sending.

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To get started with this feature, you will need to be running the latest version of the Skype mobile app.

Send Money is available to PayPal and Skype users in the US, UK, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

Skype's choice to partner with PayPal was a smart one, as it's an established name many people have already signed up for. After getting into partnership with Android Pay and Samsung Pay, the online payment platform has now added Skype to its partner list.

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.


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