Now Skype users can send money to each other via PayPal

Now Skype users can send money to each other via PayPal

Now Skype users can send money to each other via PayPal

You'll need the newest version of Skype in order to get going.

The rollout for Skype-PayPal integration starts today for users in 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.

This is PayPal's latest partnership; in the a year ago, it has inked similar deals with Apple, Slack, and Microsoft to integrate its payment platform - including Venmo - within other apps and services. You'll both have to have PayPal accounts and live in one of the 22 countries where Send Money is now supported. The new feature will be useful for many people, as most professionals today use Skype for business related chats.

Thanks to a new tie-up between Skype and PayPal, users can now transfer money to each other mid-conversation. Everything about the money transfer itself is then handled by PayPal which usually transfers it within seconds.

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That said, the feature is only available on mobile devices (in 22 countries).

Sending money from your PayPal balance or USA debit card is free of charge. If you're sending funds from the US, for example, to someone in Europe, you will have the option to send money in Euros. The new payment option on Skype will initially be rolled out to 22 countries including - 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.

Facebook Messenger has offered a similar in-app payment feature since 2015, letting you add a debit card and transfer cash with just a few taps.

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