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About this app

Join the millions of people who trust PayPal to send, spend, & manage their transactions without sharing financial information.
The PayPal App lets you shop online and in person, send & receive money and raise or donate for a good cause - right from your phone.

A simple, secure way to quickly send & receive money to family and friends.
Exchange messages to make payments between friends more fun & less awkward & more interesting with our animations, emojis & range of themes.
With encryption technology, we go the distance to help make sure your money transfers are secure.

Transfer money using our Xoom service to 130+ countries, even if the recipient doesn't have a PayPal or Xoom account.

Keep track of all your PayPal Pay in 3 and PayPal Credit repayments.2

2 Subject to status. UK residents only. Late fees apply for purchases made on or before 30 September 2021. PayPal is a responsible lender. Pay in 3 performance may influence your credit score. T&Cs apply.

Paying in person is as easy as scanning a QR code at checkout - and it's contactless. You don't have to handle cards, or cash, simply use the app.

Add your debit or credit cards or link your bank accounts for extra flexibility at checkout. You'll even be able to continue collecting rewards points.*
*subject to credit card provider

Whether shopping at your usual store or somewhere new, we help keep checkout fast & your eligible purchases protected. You also get instant spend notifications, so you can easily keep track of all your online hauls.

Manage your subscriptions & household bills, all from one place.

Give to support causes you care about through the app or at checkout.
Raise money for yourself, friends in need, or local businesses that need a boost.

PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. is duly licenced as a Luxembourg credit institution in the sense of Article 2 of the law of 5 April 1993 on the financial sector as amended and is under the prudential supervision of the Luxembourg supervisory authority, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, with registered office in L-1150 Luxembourg. Deemed authorised & regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The nature & extent of consumer protections may differ from those for firms based in the UK. Details of the Temporary Permissions Regime, which allows EEA-based firms to operate in the UK for a limited period while seeking full authorisation, are available on the Financial Conduct Authority’s website.
Updated on
21 Mar 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region and age The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 7 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Independent security review
2.91M reviews
Jonathan Hay
24 March 2023
If it's just used for online shopping, it's great. I like the double verification and biometric scanner to have access to your account and anytime you shop you have to access your account so you've got great account security. The problems I see all have to do with deposits or other financial products. I just like the secure shopping by channeling everything through P².
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Alejandro Pineda Rojas
17 March 2023
Made a transaction, and they debited twice from my bank account! My recipient only received one payment! So they made almost 200 dollars disappear from my bank account for no reason at all. Tried to resolve the issue, and they told me that my case is closed and that they hadn't found the issue. It seems that it is a long-running error. Never again, I am not using this garbage again!
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PayPal Mobile
18 March 2023
Hi- We're sorry to hear about your recent experience, but we'd love to see if there's something we can do to turn your situation around. Please contact our customer service at https://bit.ly/ContactPayPal. -Lisa
Christopher McKenzie
14 March 2023
The "scan your card" feature turns off autofocus and turns on the flash. It's the worst possible combination of what could possibly be done. How on earth could you feasibly be that terrible? You go out of your way to make sure the feature could never possibly work and then decide you have no need to test how incredibly broken it is. It's staggering incompetency. Just profound.
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What's new

We have completely revised the PayPal app to make it even faster, clearer and more personal for you.

Also NEW:
- Reply with a message when receiving or sending money
- Create fundraising campaigns for yourself or others with the Generosity Network
- Pay by scanning a QR code at participating retailers.
- Keep track of all your PayPal Pay in 3 and PayPal Credit repayments.2