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How do I close my PayPal account?

Before you close your PayPal account, remove any money from your PayPal balance.

If there's a chance that you might want to use PayPal in the future, you can keep your account open.

If you notice a payment that you didn’t authorize, please report it right away in the Resolution Center.

On the web:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Click Close your account under "Account options."
  3. Click Close Account.

On the app:

  1. Tap the Profile Icon.
  2. Tap Close your account.

Once you close your PayPal account, it can’t be reopened.

It’s not possible to close an account with a remaining balance, an account limitation, or other unresolved issues.

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