PayPal.Me and how it works

Sep 20 2019 | PayPal editorial team

Get a personalized link you can share with anyone to get paid.
Whether it’s for a freelance gig, a small business or your own personal use, PayPal.Me is quicker way for you to get paid. All you need to do is share your personalized PayPal.Me link via an email, a text message, a chat or even your business card and anyone with a PayPal account can pay you.  



What is PayPal.Me 
PayPal.Me is a personalized link that’s connected to your PayPal account. All you need to do is customize a link that’s unique to you or your business and share it to get paid. What this means is you can skip all the hassle of setting up a bank transfer and get paid on the spot while enjoying all the security that comes with PayPal.  

How PayPal.Me works 


Step 1:
Log in to your PayPal Account. 



Step 2:  
Add a logo or picture about yourself/your business.



Step 3:
Create a customized link unique to you.  


Step 4:  
Your PayPal.Me link is done and ready to be shared with your customers. 

And that’s really all there is to it! Now that your personalized link is done, you can just share it with your customers or friends to get paid.  



Don’t have an account? Sign up now. 

 
The contents of this site are provided for informational purposes only. You should always obtain independent, professional accounting, financial, and legal advice before making any business decision.

Frequently asked questions.

What is PayPal.Me?
PayPal.Me is a faster, easier way to get paid through PayPal. Just share your very own PayPal.Me link (paypal.me/YourName) with others, and they can send you money for any reason.


They don’t have to know your email address or mobile phone number, or even have the PayPal app. They can just tap on your link, go to your PayPal.Me, type in the amount, and send the money.

How do I create my own PayPal.Me link?
Just visit
PayPal.Me
to create your link. If you already have a PayPal account, log in and generate your link. If you don't, signup is fast and free.

You can also grab your link from the PayPal.Me Profile section in your account settings.


Is it free to set up?
It sure is! PayPal doesn't charge a fee to open
a PayPal account or set up a PayPal.Me link.

What kind of PayPal account do I need?
PayPal.Me is open to all account types, however business accounts can only accept Goods and Services payments. 

Is PayPal.Me available in my country?
We're adding new regions as fast as we can. Check back often to see if it's available in your country

Can I use PayPal.Me on my mobile device?
Sure! Your PayPal.Me link is available on mobile (iPhone and Android), desktop, and tablet. 

Need more information?
How do I set up my PayPal.me link?
How do I get paid with PayPal.Me?
How do I send money using PayPal.Me?
How do I manage my PayPal.Me link?
How secure is PayPal.Me?

We support crowdfunding by offering a more convenient and secure way to accept payments, helping you make your idea a reality.

We do all the following to help you have a successful campaign:
  • Engage you early in the process.  
  • Provide you with upfront guidelines and expectations. 
  • Offer a flexible, safer, and more secure payment option.
  • Keep fees low.

 

Related FAQs

What crowdfunding campaigns does PayPal support in the Philippines?

What crowdfunding campaigns does PayPal NOT support?

What information will you need about my crowdfunding campaign in the Philippines?

What is Preselling?

I'm a developer and want to create a crowdfunding campaign platform, where do I get started?
 

You can turn off automatic top up in the PayPal mobile app or on paypal.com.  In the PayPal app, tap the Settings gear icon, then Google Pay, then Automatic top up and slide the toggle at the top to “off”.  On paypal.com, log in to your account and click Automatic top up under “PayPal Balance” on the Summary page.  Keep in mind that if you turn off automatic top up, future Google Pay transactions that don’t have enough PayPal balance to cover the purchase, will be declined. We will allow partial approval for the balance available. Automatic top up is only applicable for in-store purchases.


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How do I update or reset my Google Pay PIN?
How do I remove PayPal from Google Pay?
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What happens if my mobile device is lost or stolen?
How can I get a refund on an Google Pay purchase?
Why do I need to create a PIN for Google Pay?    
You get the same security you’re used to with PayPal:
  • We automatically encrypt your confidential info in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available). Before you even register or log in to the PayPal site, our server checks that you're using an approved browser   one that uses SSL 3.0 or higher.
Learn more about how PayPal keeps your information secure here.
 
Will any of my information be shared?
The only information available publicly through your PayPal.Me link will be your Profile photo (if you have one), the name associated with the account, a cover photo if you added one, the personal note, and your city and state/country according to your preferences. 
 
This information is displayed to reassure your friends and family that they are paying the right person.
 
Someone else is using a PayPal.Me link that infringes my intellectual property rights. What can I do about that?
Use of a PayPal.Me link that infringes the intellectual property rights of a third person is prohibited under the PayPal.Me Terms and Conditions. It is our policy to deactivate any infringing links that are reported to us together with adequate supporting information. To submit a report, please follow the instructions in our Infringement Report Policy.
 
What are PayPal Confirmed Charities?
PayPal Confirmed Charities is a process for confirming that every entity that registers with PayPal as a charity is properly registered and in good-standing according to local regulations, and that these charities own the bank accounts they provide to PayPal, ensuring funds you donate reach the charity you selected. Whenever you donate through PayPal.Me, look for the ribbon symbol next to the charity name to ensure that the charity is confirmed.