Canada: Skype and PayPal partner to offer integrated payments

PayPal and Microsoft have partnered to add a new payment service for Skype users. The new service will enable users to send money to family and friends during conversations. The feature relies on PayPal to make the transfer and users must link their Skype and PayPal accounts to make an exchange.

This new option is being made available on both Android and iOS devices using the latest version of Skype’s mobile app across 22 countries, including Canada. It is important to note that the new feature is designed for P2P transfers as opposed to a means of paying for goods and services.

This partnership with Skype is the latest in a string of initiatives by PayPal which has been designed to grow the company’s ecosystem and usage of their mobile wallet offering. Other recent partnerships include Apple, Visa, Mastercard and Samsung Pay.

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