The rollout for Skype-PayPal integration starts today for users in 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.
Sending money is free if you do it from your PayPal balance, or from a US debit card.
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Notifications, which weren't working, apparently now are. This extends PayPal's potential reach by a sizable amount - the Skype app has been downloaded over a billion times to date, and has approximately 300 million monthly active users, according to Skype parent company Microsoft, as of a year ago.
Also, a side note: Since this feature is called Send Money and not "Pay with PayPal" or whatever, I assume Microsoft is at least open to adding other money transfer services in the future. That's why we developed Send Money, a Skype feature that allows you to transfer funds via the latest Skype mobile app while you're in the middle of a conversation using PayPal. The first time you try to use this new feature, you'll be asked to confirm your location. But, if you use a credit card then PayPal can charge you a transaction fee of 3.4% plus $0.30.
The initial rollout is to 22 countries: the U.S., the U.K., Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.