The new payment option on Skype will initially be rolled out to 22 countries including - 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.
Microsoft announced today that it is bringing PayPal to the mobile Skype apps, allowing users to transfer funds to each other seamlessly. Skype does not want to be left behind in the race, which is why it has forged a partnership with PayPal to give more reasons to the users to start using the app for other features than just video calling. But, as usual with PayPal, you have the option of sending funds in different currencies if need be.
While chatting with family or friends via Skype, you can swipe right from the conversation view and tap Send Money. PayPal for Skype on Windows Phone has not been mentioned in the update today. When the Send Money feature is used for the very first time it will ask users to confirm their location.
PayPal says the ability to send money will begin to roll out today to Skype users on iOS and Android, in the US and elsewhere. United States of America, Canada, UK (Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man) Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.