What's the difference between friends and family or goods and services payments?
You can send money to friends and family or pay for goods and services in the Send & Request tab at the top of the PayPal page.
If you’re sending a personal payment, payment types include:
- Send to a friend - used when sending money to a friend or family member.
- Paying for an item or service - Use this payment type when buying an item or service from someone. When you make a purchase, the seller pays a small fee to receive your money.
- Send to friends abroad - used when sending money to friends and family across the globe.
- Send a digital gift card - used to send a gift card that can be personalized with a message.
Note: We’re currently unable to allow personal payments to or from India.