Skype introduces Send Money Feature Powered by PayPal

Microsoft introduced payment services in Skype via PayPal. Skype users will now be able to send across money in chats using their PayPal accounts. The feature is available on the latest version of Skype on both Android and iOS platforms in 22 countries like US, Canada, the UK, and the euro currency countries (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia).

How to Send Money in Skype?

Step 1: Tap on Find or swipe right to open the listed add-ins.

Step 2:  Tap on Send Money and select the country you live in, followed by the country of the contact you want to send money to.

Step 3: Enter the amount and hit Next upon which you’ll be asked to sign into your PayPal account and link it to the Microsoft one.

Step 4: Tap Send to complete your transfer and return to the chat screen to check the transfer status.

When someone sends you money in Skype, a Money Transfer card will show in the chat, click on it and you’ll be redirected to a secure payment website, where after tapping on Collect, the money will get transferred to your account. Both the sender and receiver must be from one of the countries in which Send Money is supported.

Skype in India received the integration for identity verification via Aadhaar, India’s own biometric-based identity service for citizens. The Aadhaar integration was rolled out for Skype Lite, an app specially designed for India, which lets users identify themselves on request in video calls during the Aadhaar verification process.

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