Frequently asked questions

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.

Pay and get paid with confidence

Pay it the safe way

Seamlessly pay friends back or help protect your transactions through goods and services with Purchase Protection on eligible transactions (Limits apply).

Send money the contactless way

Open the PayPal app, tap on the QR code button on the top-right side of the home screen, and tap on "your code" to have it scanned and have money sent to you.

Across the table or across the globe

Don’t wait to settle up with friends and family. With your personal QR code, you can send and request money securely and quickly.

Get paid even when you are offline

No connection? No problem. Download your QR code and have it scanned to get paid on the spot.

Your smart code to effortless payments

Send money with friends in a snap

No more fumbling for cash or cards. Just scan, pay—or get paid, and be on your way.

The quick way to buy and sell in person

It’s a simple and convenient way to get paid for your goods or services. With Seller Protection and Purchase Protection on eligible purchases, we help you protect your sales, minimize claims and chargebacks, and help your customers keep their transactions secure.2

How to get your QR code

Step 1

Open the PayPal app and choose the QR code from the home screen.

Step 2

Choose “Your code.”

Step 3

Choose the download icon.

Step 4

Your QR is saved to your photo album and ready to be used.

An account with PayPal is required to send and receive money, and use PayPal.Me.

Pay with your personal QR

Scan. Snap. Settle.

Simplify the way you pay with your personal QR code. Send and receive money from just about anyone, anywhere in the world—quickly and securely.1