Send money FAQs

Your guide to smart online payments

All our articles to help you know about how to send money online, securely and fast.

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Trust the way you pay

Easily and securely spend, send, and manage your transactions—all in one place. Download the app on your phone or sign up for free online.

Scan the code or enter your number to get the app.

A QR code you can scan with the camera on your phone to download the PayPal app
By clicking Send Link you agree to receive a text message with a link to the PayPal app. Message and data rates may apply.

Secure money transfers made easy

Find and pay almost anyone

Simply enter their PayPal username or search contacts by name, email address or phone number. Or scan their personal QR code.1

Send money in seconds

Be confident that the money will arrive fast. At home or out on the town, transfer money with the PayPal app.1

Free and flexible payment options

It's free to send to friends and family in the US using your PayPal balance or bank.1

Pay with peace of mind

Every payment is encrypted to keep your sensitive financial info secure. Plus, eligible transactions are covered by PayPal Purchase Protection.2

How to send money through PayPal

Choose who to pay

Enter their name, PayPal username, email, or mobile number.

Enter the amount

Enter the amount of money you want to send and choose a currency. Make it personal by adding a note, animations and more.


Review your transaction details and choose “Send”. Your secure payment will arrive in seconds.

Send money across borders

Send money to 110+ countries in almost any currency. Or use our Xoom service to send with more delivery options.3

Pay for goods and services

If you don't receive the item or service—or it arrives differently than described—we’ll help you get reimbursed for eligible purchases with PayPal Purchase Protection.2