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Skype Adds PayPal Integration, Lets You Make Payments While Chatting

December 16 2017, 10:37 | Guillermo Bowen

Skype teams with Pay Pal to launch 'Send Money' feature

Skype teams with Pay Pal to launch 'Send Money' feature

If you want to check out Send Money, you can grab the latest version of the Skype mobile app from Google Play and the App Store now. The Microsoft-owned messaging service today announced an update which will allow users to send money through PayPal to their friends and family.

"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 Microsoft debuted 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.

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