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    What is Money and how do I use it in Skype?

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    Money enables you to transfer money, via PayPal, to your friends and family on Skype.

    You'll need a Microsoft account and a PayPal account. In order to send money, you'll need the latest version of Skype  installed on your Android mobile, iPhone, or desktop. 

    Note: You can collect money from any Skype client.

    You can send and receive money in Skype if you live in any of the following countries:
    United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and Euro-Currency* countries (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia), Poland, Denmark, Hungary and Czechia. You can send money in US Dollars, Australian Dollars, Canadian Dollars, British Pounds, Euros, New Zealand Dollars. Polish Zloty, Danish Krone, Hungarian Forint and Czech Krona. More currencies will be added soon.

    *Excluding Vatican City, Monaco and Lithuania. Additional countries will be available in the future.

    Both the sender and receiver must be from one of the countries in which Money in Skype is supported.

    1. From your profile, select Money.
    2. Select Request Money or Send Money
    3. Select the person you want to request money from or send money to. 
    4. If you're sending money, you'll need to select the country your friend lives in, and then select Continue.
    5. Enter the amount of money you'd like to request or send, and then select  Continue.
    6. You will be prompted to sign into your current PayPal account and link your PayPal account to your Microsoft account. If you don't have a PayPal account, you will be asked to create one.
    7. Tap Request Money or Send to complete your transaction.
    8. Tap Back to chat and you will see a money card with the transfer status in your conversation.
    Note: You can also request or send money money button from within a chat or add-in on some platforms. 
     

    When someone sends you money over Skype, you'll receive either a Money Transfer card or a message in your chat to let you know you've received money with a link to the website. From either the Money Transfer card or the website link:

    1. Select the Collect option. Then select Continue.
    2. In order to collect your money, you must either link an existing PayPal account to your Microsoft account or create a new PayPal account.
    3. Once complete, the money will be transferred to your PayPal account. You can then leave the money in your PayPal account, or withdraw it to your bank account by going to paypal.com.

    There is no set up fee for Money in Skype. However, depending on the payment method, currency or if it's a cross-border payment, PayPal may charge you a transaction fee. Learn more about PayPal's transaction fees.

    Money transfers and status can be viewed from your Skype profile.

    1. From the Chats screen, select your profile picture.
    2. Select Money, and a list of your transactions and the status will be listed there. You can select a specific transaction to view more details.

    For questions about your PayPal account and money transfers on Skype, please contact PayPal.

    In order to provide the Money service, Skype shares the following information about you with PayPal: 

    • Your Skype profile.
    • Your device.
    • Your connectivity and location information.
    • The Skype name of the person you are sending money to.

    PayPal shares the following information about you with Skype:

    • Your full name. 
    • Your email address. 
    • Your street address, country, Zip/Post Code and phone number. 
    • The names and last 4 digits of funding sources in your PayPal account.
    • Your PayPal balance information.
    • Your PayPal account activity through Skype.

    How do I manage sending and receiving money on Skype via PayPal?
    Troubleshooting Money via PayPal

    No emergency calls with Skype
    Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling