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How to send money on PayPal using the mobile app or website

You can send money on PayPal to a friend or family member using the mobile app, or your desktop computer. To send money through PayPal, be sure to have a bank account, credit, or debit card already connected to your account. Visit Business Insider s homepage for more stories. PayPal is one of the most popular ways to send money to friends, family, and vendors, via its mobile app or website. If you re sending money to a friend or family member, you won t have to pay a fee. All you need is your friend s email address, phone number, or PayPal username, and a connected bank account or credit or debit card. Here s how to send money on PayPal, using the iPhone and Android mobile app, or the desktop website. Check out the products mentioned in this article: iPhone 11 (From $699.99 at Best Buy) Samsung Galaxy S10 (From $899.99 at Best Buy) How to send money on PayPal using the mobile app 1. Launch the mobile app and log in. 2. On the homepage, there s a toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Tap Send, which should be the option on the left. 3. Type in the email address or phone number of the person who you d like to send the money to. Part of the page will be filled with your contacts in other words, people you ve sent money to or received money from before. 4. Type in how much money you want to send. If you tap the tiny arrow underneath the money amount, you can change which currency you want to send your money in. Tap Next to confirm the amount you want to send. 5. On the next page, you can make sure that everything about your money transfer is correct, as well as add a note and choose which payment method you want to use. 6. Tap Send now and your money transfer will go through. How to send money on PayPal using the desktop website 1. Launch your preferred browser, go to, and log in. 2. Once you ve signed in, locate Send Request in the menu at the top of the page and click it. 3. In the textbox, type in the email address, username, or phone number of the person you want to send money to. 4. A pop-up menu will ask if the money is being sent to a friend or vendor. Make sure to select Sending to a friend there s no fee for this. 5. Use the textbox once again to type in the amount you want to send. You can also add a note at the bottom to specify what the money is for, or send it as a gift. Tap Continue when you re done. 6. PayPal will automatically select your preferred payment method. If your preferred payment method isn t what you want to use for this transaction, select Change Payment Method before continuing. 7. After you ve reviewed the receiver s information, payment amount, and your preferred method of payment, select Send Payment Now. Once sent, you ll receive a confirmation email and the funds will be immediately available in the receiver s PayPal account. Related coverage from How To Do Everything: Tech: How to refund a payment on PayPal in 4 simple steps How to change your primary address on PayPal in 3 steps What is PayPal Credit? : How to use PayPal s line of credit to pay off online purchases over time How to add money to your PayPal account, so you can transfer money or pay bills immediately SEE ALSO: The best iPhone for every type of person and budget Join the conversation about this story NOW WATCH: People are still debating the pink or grey sneaker, 2 years after it went viral. Here s the real color explained.

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