Microsoft and Skype announced today that the latest update to the Skype iOS app has a very handy new feature whereby you can use it to send money, thanks to its integration with PayPal.
The new feature is called “Send Money,” and enables you to send money via PayPal during a Skype conversation on the iOS app without ever having to leave the conversation to open up a separate app.
To use the feature, all you have to do is swipe right, tap Send Money, and then go ahead with the money transfer. The first time you do so you will be asked to confirm your location, and then, provided the feature is available in your specific location, link your PayPal account to your Skype profile.
While you must be using the latest version of the Skype app to send money, the recipient can be using any version of Skype.
The Send Money service is currently available in 22 countries worldwide, including the United States, United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Latvia, Slovenia, and Spain.
You Can Now Send Money with PayPal in the Skype Mobile App