PayPal partnerships are never ending, it keeps coming day by day. Today the online payment giant company PayPal announced a new deal with Skype, “Skype Paypal” which will enable users in 22countries world wild to send money to other Skype through the latest version of its application.
To me, this is great good news to Skype users because funds transfer between users will be easier and faster.
According to the Verge, the 22 supported countries, includes US, UK, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. PayPal’s integration into Skype will work just like it does in Slack and iMessage, with the ability to send peer-to-peer payments with PayPal to friends and family on Microsoft’s messaging platform.
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Microsoft and PayPal are enabling the support in Skype today, and you’ll just need the latest version of the Android and iOS app to send money.
How to use Skype Paypal to Send Money
To use the new Skype feature, you will need to update to the latest version of the Skype mobile app.
Then, you’ll select “Find” on the top bar while in conversation with a friend or family member, and choose the “Send Money” add-in. You just type in the amount to send, confirm the payment, and hit send to complete the transaction.
According to Techcrunch, the latest skype feature is designed for sending money between friends and family – not payments for goods or services from a business. And like PayPal’s peer-to-peer payments on other platforms, the rates are the same. That is, sending is free when you use your PayPal balance or debit card in the U.S. If you choose to use a credit card instead, the fee is 3.4 percent of the transaction amount plus $0.30.
PayPal now joins the add-in list, as Microsoft seeks to expand Skype beyond its traditional video calling features.
Others countries that are not included in the list will also want to share the Skype Paypal experience.