Skype and PayPal team up with new Send Money feature

You can now use PayPal through Skype's mobile app

You can now use PayPal through Skype's mobile app

Skype will add a new feature aptly dubbed Send Money in 22 countries, from the U.S. to Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain, supporting quick and safe capital circulation without any need for you to exit the mobile app.

While chatting with family or friends via Skype, you can swipe right from the conversation view and tap Send Money. This feature eliminates the use of a separate banking or financial app when a Skype user is faced with the task of sending money to a friend or family member to reimburse or gift them for certain causes. The functionality is being roll out today today to PayPal and Skype users in 22 countries. You just type in the amount to send, confirm the payment, and hit send to complete the transaction.

This is PayPal's latest partnership; in the a year ago, it has inked similar deals with Apple, Slack, and Microsoft to integrate its payment platform - including Venmo - within other apps and services.

Sending money from your PayPal balance or USA debit card is free of charge. PayPal for Skype on Windows Phone has not been mentioned in the update today.

However, this is the first time that Skype has enabled a send money feature on mobile with PayPal, the company says.

Microsoft-owned Skype has more than 300 million users, according to an announcement past year. 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.

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