Microsoft updates their Skype app and added the ability to transfer money to your friends as part of a new partnership with PayPal, as per announcement. This is available in 22 countries at the launch for iOS and Android only. The Send Money feature permits you to pay a friend from at any point from the dialog window.
Using the function requires a bit of setup, but it looks incredibly easy after that. The first time you attempt Send Money, you will be prompted to verify your location, Skype explains. Once the app confirms the feature is available in your location, it will ask you to link your PayPal account to your Skype profile, at which factor PayPal will take over and manage transferring the money.
While you have to be on the latest version of the Skype app to use Send Money feature but whoever is receiving the cash can use any version of Skype.
The addition of PayPal integration arrives shortly after Microsoft debuted a completely overhauled design, complete with Snapchat-like features that appear designed to appeal to Millennial users.
If you want to test out the new Send Money feature, you can grab the latest version of the Skype mobile app from Google Play and the App Store now. There’s no word on whether or not the function will come to the universal Windows Skype app simply yet.