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PayPal iOS App Update Brings Siri Integration to Send and Receive Money

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PayPal has updated its iOS app to include Siri integration with support for a variety of languages across 30 countries.

In a post on its official blog, PayPal announced that users of the digital payment service will be able to use Apple's voice-activated AI personal assistant to send and request money among friends and family.

With so many P2P transactions happening during such a busy season, we're excited to give our users an early holiday present: starting November 10, Siri will be integrated with PayPal. For iPhone and iPad users running iOS 10, making a payment has never been easier - PayPal users can now send and request money via a voice command with Siri. Simply say, "Hey Siri, send Bill $50 using PayPal." Voila! One less thing to check off the to-do list this holiday season.
The company says it expects the number of peer-to-peer transactions to increase over the holiday period, and predicts more than 17 million transactions in December alone.

Support for Siri-PayPal integration currently covers the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium (French and Dutch), Brazil, Canada (English and French), China, Denmark, Finland (Finnish), France, Germany, Hong Kong (Cantonese), India, Israel (Hebrew), Italy, Japan, Malaysia (Malay), Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia (Arabic), Singapore (English), Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (French, German, and Italian), Thailand, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates (Arabic), and the United States.

With the launch of iOS 10, Apple opened up Siri to third-party developers for the first time by making a Siri API publicly available. Siri now supports a multitude of app types, including messaging apps like WhatsApp and ride-hailing apps like Uber.

Article Link: PayPal iOS App Update Brings Siri Integration to Send and Receive Money
 

Googlyhead

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Apr 19, 2010
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Uh oh.

If it's really "that simple", using Siri and no confirmations, I can see this going wrong.
 
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BadMelonFarmer

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Was thinking exactly the same.... there MUST be some authentication?
[doublepost=1478784817][/doublepost]OK, the phone has to be unlocked to authenticate the request.

Even so..... (searches how to disable it)

Settings>Siri>App Support

You have to turn it on... or leave it off
 
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Parasprite

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Mar 5, 2013
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Uh oh.

If it's really "that simple", using Siri and no confirmations, I can see this going wrong.

Paypal has that 4 digit passcode thingy. I don't know if you can check stuff like that through the API (because I know nothing about it), but it would be much better if that could be added to the process somehow.
 
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Ptjones1968

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Was thinking exactly the same.... there MUST be some authentication?
[doublepost=1478784817][/doublepost]OK, the phone has to be unlocked to authenticate the request.

Even so..... (searches how to disable it)

Settings>Siri>App Support

You have to turn it on... or leave it off

Exactly! Siri won't open apps unless you authenticate via Touch ID, it'll work just like ApplePay
 
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Glenbarrington

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PayPal has updated its iOS app to include Siri integration with support for a variety of languages across 30 countries.

In a post on its official blog, PayPal announced that users of the digital payment service will be able to use Apple's voice-activated AI personal assistant to send and request money among friends and family.

The company says it expects the number of peer-to-peer transactions to increase over the holiday period, and predicts more than 17 million transactions in December alone.

Support for Siri-PayPal integration currently covers the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium (French and Dutch), Brazil, Canada (English and French), China, Denmark, Finland (Finnish), France, Germany, Hong Kong (Cantonese), India, Israel (Hebrew), Italy, Japan, Malaysia (Malay), Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia (Arabic), Singapore (English), Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (French, German, and Italian), Thailand, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates (Arabic), and the United States.

With the launch of iOS 10, Apple opened up Siri to third-party developers for the first time by making a Siri API publicly available. Siri now supports a multitude of app types, including messaging apps like WhatsApp and ride-hailing apps like Uber.

Article Link: PayPal iOS App Update Brings Siri Integration to Send and Receive Money
[doublepost=1478788021][/doublepost]I can't see any potential security issues popping up there! No siree!
 
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Keane16

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Not sure how much I will use this specifically (don't use PayPal too much), but I'm pleased devs are embracing Siri functionality - importantly with Touch ID behind it. Sometimes it's just better to say what you want rather than opening apps and tapping through interfaces.
 
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