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How to Use PayPal via Google Pay on YouTube, Gmail, and Google Play How to Use PayPal via Google Pay on YouTube, Gmail, and Google Play

You can already use your PayPal account to make purchases through Google Pay. Now, Google and PayPal are extending their partnership to allow you to use your PayPal account to pay for things across the Google ecosystem, including Gmail, YouTube, and the Google Store. Better yet, if you link your PayPal account to…

Now You Can (Finally) Pay for iOS Transactions With Your PayPal Account Now You Can (Finally) Pay for iOS Transactions With Your PayPal Account

Thanks to a partnership between Apple and PayPal you can finally put all the money you’ve got in your account to good use. The two companies have announced a partnership that will allow PayPal as a payment option on iOS devices. If you’re lacking a debit or credit card, or just want to use your PayPal balance to cover…

You'll Soon Be Able to Move Money Instantly With PayPal You'll Soon Be Able to Move Money Instantly With PayPal

When you think peer-to-peer payments, you probably think PayPal. But there’s one big advantage that other services, like Square Cash, have had over them for a while now: the ability to cash out instantly. PayPal just announced their plan to offer this feature, too.

Beware, Venmo Payments Are Not as Instantaneous as They Seem Beware, Venmo Payments Are Not as Instantaneous as They Seem

The popular payment app Venmo is a super convenient way to transfer and request funds between friends, coworkers, neighbors, and whomever. It claims to send those payments instantly, which makes it great for splitting checks or paying rent—but it’s not as instant as the app makes you believe.

You Can Now Deposit Cash Into PayPal At Your Nearest CVS or Rite-Aid You Can Now Deposit Cash Into PayPal At Your Nearest CVS or Rite-Aid

Android/iOS: PayPal may be a decent way to transfer money online, but if you use cash, PayPal doesn’t exactly have a local branch you can deposit money at. Until now. The latest app update now lets you deposit money at CVS and Rite-Aid.

PayPal 6.0 Brings a New Design, Makes Sending and Requesting Money Easier PayPal 6.0 Brings a New Design, Makes Sending and Requesting Money Easier

Android/iOS: PayPal is a great way to send and receive money from people, which makes it pretty silly that its app buries the feature behind layers of dumb menus. The latest update to PayPal fixes all that.

Money Transfer Showdown: Square Cash vs. Venmo vs. PayPal Money Transfer Showdown: Square Cash vs. Venmo vs. PayPal

With peer-to-peer payment services like Square Cash, Venmo, and PayPal there’s no need to carry cash anymore. These mobile apps make splitting checks, paying friends back, and lending money to family members as easy as tapping your finger. Let’s look at them, and decide which one rises above the others.

PayPal has launched a new way to request and receive payments, called PayPal.me. Users can create personalized links that can be sent over text or email or any messaging app to request a payment—the idea being that the link never changes, and it works in any browser. Read more on the PayPal blog.

PayPal Now Offers Purchase Protection for Digital Goods PayPal Now Offers Purchase Protection for Digital Goods

We’ve known for a while that using a credit card or PayPal is the safest way to pay for things online. Now, it’s getting a little safer. If you live in the U.S., PayPal will now extend its consumer protection to digital purchases like apps, services, and event tickets.

Most Popular Way to Send Money Online: PayPal Most Popular Way to Send Money Online: PayPal

Sending money to other people is easier now than it’s ever been, and there are several great apps that can do it quickly, and for free. Earlier in the week we asked for your favorites, then looked at five of the best ways to send money online, and now we’re back to highlight the winner of our poll.

Five Best Ways to Send Money to Other People Online Five Best Ways to Send Money to Other People Online

Sending money online, whether you’re splitting the check at lunch, paying your share of the bills, or buying something via Craigslist, is easier now than it’s ever been. There are tons of services that make it easy to transfer money with a phone number or email address. This week we’re looking at five of the best,…

Which Online Money Transfer Service Is the Most Secure? Which Online Money Transfer Service Is the Most Secure?

Dear Lifehacker, Services like Venmo, Square Cash and other instant money-transfer services make sending a money to friends, splitting a check, or paying the rent easy. However, Venmo was just called out for its lax security, and now I'm spooked. Which of these apps are secure? Can I trust them?

Indiegogo Life Helps You Crowdsource for Personal Causes Indiegogo Life Helps You Crowdsource for Personal Causes

We've all been asked to help donate to someone's individual cause. A friend may need a medical procedure or just fell on hard times and needs help. Indiegogo Life lets you crowdsource your friends online for these causes.

PayPal is now an option for buying apps and digital content in the Google Play Store. Just head to the dropdown in the payment popup, choose payment options, and add your PayPal account. [via Droid Life]

Avoid PayPal's High International Currency Exchange Rates by Making One Little Adjustment During Checkout Avoid PayPal's High International Currency Exchange Rates by Making One Little Adjustment During Checkout

When buying on eBay (and elsewhere, presumably), PayPal likes to charge you quite a bit to convert between to kinds of currency. While this convenience rarely comes free, it may be cheaper through your bank. As redditor ilki points out, you can just route the conversion through your bank instead and likely save some…

Worst Company for Customer Service: Comcast Worst Company for Customer Service: Comcast

When we asked you which companies were the worst at customer service, we expected to hear all kinds: tech companies, communications companies, banks, retailers, restaurants. We didn't expect you to weigh in so heavily with communications companies though, most of which have virtual monopolies, so they get away with…

Five Worst Companies for Customer Service Five Worst Companies for Customer Service

In honor of evil week, we're switching up the Hive Five a little bit. Instead of picking the five best in a category, this week we want to talk about the five worst in a category, specifically customer service. Some companies excel at it, but others—specifically major companies—fail more often than they succeed. This…

PayPal Wants to Limit Your Legal Rights Against Them, Here's a Way Around That PayPal Wants to Limit Your Legal Rights Against Them, Here's a Way Around That

I think PayPal sucks, and I'm not alone. Making matters worse, the Consumerist found that PayPal has decided to limit your ability to take legal action against them if they cause you any trouble. Fortunately, there's a way out.

PayPal Debuts a Facebook App for Sending Money Between Friends PayPal Debuts a Facebook App for Sending Money Between Friends

PayPal launched a new Facebook app called Send Money, allowing friends to easily exchange currency through the social network. The payment process requires a few steps, and for some reason you also need to send a card with it, but it's a fully-integrated method of sending money to your friends. While you could always…

PayPal for Android Updates to Add NFC Payments and Tablet Compatibility PayPal for Android Updates to Add NFC Payments and Tablet Compatibility

PayPal's Android app just received an update adding some significant new features. Most notable is the support for near-field communication (NFC) payments. Additionally, the PayPal app is now designed to function natively on more tablet devices and the user interface received an update on the whole. The usual small…

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