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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 money
Send a text to 729725 (PAYPAL). Specify the amount and the recipient’s phone number or email address.
  • Send 10.99 to 2125551981
  • 10.99 21255519815
  • Send 5 to
Request money
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.
  • Get 10 from 2125551981
  • Get 10 from 2125551981,2125551982,2125551923
Get help
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.
  • Send 10.99 to 4150001234 note thx for din
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.
  • Send 10.99 AUD to 4150001234
  • Send 5.43 EUR to 3105551212
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.
  • Send 10.99 to 4150001234 share address
  • Send 10.99 to 3105551212 share phone
  • Send 5 to 2125551981 share info note send asap
Report spoof
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.