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Skype today announced that users across 22 countries can now send money with PayPal in its mobile app for iOS and Android.

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Skype said the person-to-person payments feature is rolling out today 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.

Where available, users will need to link their PayPal account to their Skype profile. In a chat, users can then swipe right, tap Send Money, and complete the near-instant money transfer process, which is handled by PayPal. Both the sender and recipient must reside in one of the 22 countries supported.

PayPal within Skype will support currency exchange as usual. If a user is sending funds from the United States, for example, to someone in Europe, the user will have the option to send money in euros if preferred.

The feature will require the latest version of Skype for iOS, available as a free download on the App Store [Direct Link]. However, users receiving money can have any version of the Skype app installed.

Article Link: You Can Now Send Money With PayPal in Skype App on iPhone and iPad
 

GrumpyMom

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I wonder who really uses Skype anymore. there are so many other better alternatives.
Mostly people outside of tech forums, I guess. I hear about it all the time though I don't use Skype myself. It's how a lot of my friends keep in touch with their grandkids. They got set up with Skype and learned how to use it a few years ago and never got introduced to anything else. If they do get moved over to something else their kids are going to have to pay a visit and set them up and show them how to use it. Mostly it's just easier to leave things as they are until something else forces a change.

Lol, it just occurred to me that maybe they were moved over to something else but they're still going to call it "Skype". Just like so many of my friends called my HTC 10 an "IPhone" even when I said it wasn't one.
 
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bice

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This is just a chase game. American applications are lagging behind the Chinese ones. Micro-payment from chat or social media apps has been around a long time in China. American firms are lacking in R&D and are just copying what is already working elsewhere.
 
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69Mustang

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In between a rock and a hard place
Or... you could simply... umm... use the PayPal App on your phone to send money to others. huh.
If you and I are in a Skype session...
You: Hey 'Stang lemme borrow $100 bud
Me: What the hell!!?!! A hundred bucks? Are you out of your mind? I let you borrow my lawnmower 2 years ago and you still haven't returned it. Why would I loan you a $100? I love you like a brother but you are not someone I'd loan money to... I'm sorry. If you had returned my lawnmower, maybe. But you don't even acknowledge you have it.
You: Dude, that's my lawnmower.
/sheepishly clicks on Send Money button
Me: Sooooooo, how's Judy? And the kid's. They good too?

Agreed.
To my mind this is a solution in search of a problem.
Everyone is looking at the WeChat/Whatsapp "stickiness" paradigm. Maintain as much engagement as possible inside the app. Why get out of Skype and crack open another app when you can simply do what you need to do and continue what you were already doing? Not saying it's right or wrong. Just saying that's a likely reason.
 
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SictransitGloria

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Hey PayPal employees! How about you god-forsaken good for nothing sons of prostitutes start thinking about how not to block people’s accounts and funds for not providing you ridiculous proof-of-address, proof-of-sale, proof-of-rectal analysis photocopies?

Stop abusing your grandma skype account and get to work, you no-goodniks. NOW!
 
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GrumpyMom

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Hey PayPal employees! How about you god-forsaken good for nothing sons of prostitutes start thinking about how not to block people’s accounts and funds for not providing you ridiculous proof-of-address, proof-of-sale, proof-of-rectal analysis photocopies?

Stop abusing your grandma skype account and get to work, you no-goodniks. NOW!
I haven't used them in a few years. Are they that huge of a pain now?
 
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GrumpyMom

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Yeah, even after all these years of technical progress.
Damn. Oh well, I'm glad I broke my EBay habit then. That's all I ever really used it for.

I try to avoid sending money AWAY from my account. I LOL when all these articles pop up happily announcing Apple and its affiliates have come up with new ways to make it possible to send cash to somebody.

Now if they can guarantee everyone will want to send cash TO ME...yay! But when you're an older like me, chances are someone wants to hit you up for cash.
 
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SictransitGloria

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Now if they can guarantee everyone will want to send cash TO ME...yay! But when you're an older like me, chances are someone wants to hit you up for cash.

Well that's exactly what PayPal cannot guarantee. I've been unable to access funds legitimately transferred to me some three weeks ago. Hours spent on phone support, dozens of ID, passport, utility bills scans and whatnot sent, nothing helped so far.

In fact, the moral injury caused by far exceeds the monetary harm already. Avoid PayPal at all costs and in any form.
 
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JosephAW

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I stopped using skype when they killed support for version 2.8.
 
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hotgril

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I wonder who really uses Skype anymore. there are so many other better alternatives.
IDK, people always want to call me on Skype. I don't complain because it works fine. What exactly is the problem with it? For people I call often, Discord is nicer, but that's too much setup for one-time calls. And for Apple users, Facetime is nice, except it still has some annoying quirks (stealing focus and lowering system volume, WTF).
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I haven't used them in a few years. Are they that huge of a pain now?
Dude, they hate me for some reason. I kept getting "unknown error"s trying to set up my account. Randomly worked on the 8th try. And the site feels like it was made in the 90s still. There's a reason everyone uses Venmo.
 
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