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Basic Text Message Keywords
Check your PayPal balance
Text bal or balance to 729725 (PAYPAL). Activate your phone, and we'll text back your balance.
Send a text to 729725 (PAYPAL). Specify the amount and the recipient’s phone number or email address.
Send a text to 729725 (PAYPAL). Include the words get and from, and then specify the amount and the phone number of the person you’re requesting money from. You can even enter several phone numbers – just separate them with a comma.
Text help to 729725 (PAYPAL), and we'll reply with instructions.
Cancel a pending payment
Text cancel or the letter X to 729725 (PAYPAL).
Advanced text message keywords
Add a note
Text note at the end of your message, and then type your note.
Change the currency
Specify the currency with its three-letter abbreviation after the amount. Text USD for U.S. Dollar, CAD for Canadian Dollar, GBP for Pound Sterling, AUD for Australian Dollar, EUR for Euros, or JPY for Japanese Yen.
Share your information
If you want your recipient to ship an item or contact you, text share address or share phone after the recipient’s phone number. To include both your address and phone number, text share info.
PayPal never asks for your mobile PIN unless you initiate a transaction. Never give or text your PIN to anyone, and never send personal or financial information by text message.
If you receive a text message that you believe is not from PayPal, forward the message to 729725 (PAYPAL) and insert the word spoof in the beginning of the message.