PayPal and Skype in mobile payments tie-up
Written by Anthony Strzalek
PayPal has announced a partnership with Skype which will allows users in 22 countries to send money to other Skype users via its mobile app.
With over one billion Skype mobile downloads to date globally, users will be able to use PayPal directly from their Skype app to quickly send money.
Over the past year, PayPal has partnered with Apple, Slack and Microsoft to enable peer-to-peer (P2P) payments with PayPal and Venmo.
The ability to send money with PayPal on Skype begun its official rollout yesterday to PayPal and Skype users in the US, UK, 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.