Skype Adds PayPal Integration for Peer-to-Peer Payments

PayPal's 'Send Money' feature lands on Skype

Skype today announced a new partnership with PayPal which powers the Send Money feature that it has developed.

Skype is the latest to join the trend of supporting peer-to-peer payments through a PayPal integration in the latest update to its iOS and Android apps ...

MIcrosoft'sSKype app for Android has been updated with the new feature which allows the users to send money over the app, without even leaving the chat screen.

Skype and PayPal have collaborated to make p2p payment easier for users in 22 countries across the world. But, as usual with PayPal, you have the option of sending funds in different currencies if need be.

Do however note that this functionality is designed for sending money to friends and family, and not for payments of goods or services from businesses.

If a user who resides in the U.S. wants to send money to a friend in a supported country in Europe, the Send Money feature allows payment to be made in Euros.

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. The feature will be initially available in twenty-two countries including the U.S., the U.K., Austria, Belgium, Canada and more. However, the payment recipient does not require to be on the latest version to receive payments on the app. The feature allows select users in the U.S. to easily link their PayPal and Messenger accounts. And it's doing so by partnering with former rivals, including Apple, as well as Visa and MasterCard, among others.

Now, users can - once again - delete contacts and conversations and users can now continue to use their phone when on a call.

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