Microsoft announces Skype users can now send money in conversations using PayPal

Skype Pay Pal update live here’s how to Send Money

The countries that support Skype's Send Money feature are the United States, the UK, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

PayPal and Skype have teamed up to allow users to send money to other Skype users with PayPal via their mobile app (Android and iOS).

Those sending money to friends or family will need to download the latest version of the Skype iOS or Android app, though the person receiving it can be using any version.

That's because the San Jose-based worldwide online payment operator is embracing competition rather than blindly trying to suppress it. PayPal is also constantly looking for new ways to make peer-to-peer fund transfers easier and more convenient for users of as many platforms as possible.

The first time you use the Send Money feature, you'll be asked to confirm your location.

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Skype's choice to partner with PayPal was a smart one, as it's an established name many people have already signed up for.

To use this new feature, all you need to do is head over to a particular chat from the "recents" list or the search. Starting today, you can now send money via PayPal right from your conversations.

To use the Send Money feature, both you and the funds' recipient must reside in one of the 22 countries* in which Send Money is supported, and currency exchange is no problem.

Skype's PayPal integration works just like it does on Slack.

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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