You can now use Skype to send money to friends

You can now use Skype to send money to friends

You can now use Skype to send money to friends

The service initially will be rolled out to Skype customers on the latest version of Skype for iOS and Android mobile devices.

Microsoft announced today that it is bringing PayPal to the mobile Skype apps, allowing users to transfer funds to each other seamlessly.

"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. PayPal's payment system on Skype works pretty much as it does on other communication platforms like Slack and iMessage. Sending and money over skype will be directly from and to the linked PayPal account, and the only difference is you are not on the PayPal app/website.

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Skype is the latest to join the trend of supporting peer-to-peer payments through a PayPal integration in the latest update to its iOS and Android apps ... 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. 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. And don't worry about sending money overseas.

Microsoft-owned Skype has more than 300 million users, according to an announcement previous year. But, as usual with PayPal, you have the option of sending funds in different currencies if need be. They are as follows: United States of America, Canada, UK (Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man) Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.

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