Skype has added a new Send Money feature to its app. This new feature now allows users in 22 countries to send money to other Skype users with PayPal. Now users will be able to use PayPal directly from their Skype app to seamlessly send money in the moment – like fora gift for a family member across the country or internationally.
The first time you use the Skype’s Send Money feature, you’ll be asked to confirm your location. You will require linking your PayPal account to your Skype profile. PayPal handles the money transfers and usually within moments, your money is on its way.
To send money, you’ll need to be using the latest version of the Skype mobile app, but the friend or family member who’s receiving the funds can be using any version of Skype. If you, or your friend who’s receiving the funds, don’t already have a PayPal account, you’ll be prompted to create one the first time you use Send Money.
The new feature will roll out for PayPal and Skype users in the 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.
The feature will initially be rolled out to Skype customers on the latest version of Skype for iOS and Android mobile devices.