"Questions like 'Can I reimburse you for those movie tickets?' or 'What do I owe you for Mom's gift?' no longer require switching from Skype to your browser or banking app to start a payment process", the Skype team wrote in a blog post Wednesday. Should you be on a Skype call or in a chat and need to send over some cash, you can now do that using your PayPal account without ever leaving Skype.
The new PayPal powered payment option will appear under the "Find" option placed on the top bar in Skype app (in the conversation window).
That said, the feature is only available on mobile devices (in 22 countries). If you're sending funds from the USA, for example, to someone in Europe, you will have the option to send money in Euros. 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.
The addition of PayPal integration arrives shortly after Microsoftdebuted a completely overhauled design, complete with Snapchat-like features that seem created to appeal to Millenial users. Here's the full list: the United States, the UK, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.