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How do I send money to friends or family?

To send money to friends or family, log in to your PayPal account and click Send & Request at the top of the page. Select either Send to friends and family in the US or Send to friends and family internationally. Enter the email, mobile number or name of the person you're sending money to, and follow the instructions on the screen.

We'll send an email alerting them of the payment. When they log in to their PayPal account, they'll receive their money. If they don't have a PayPal account yet, they can sign up with the email address where they received notification of their payment.

If you want to send money on the go, you can use the PayPal mobile app on your smartphone. We'll send an email or text message telling them they have a payment waiting. If their phone number isn't linked to their account, they can log in and add/confirm their phone number to receive their money.

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