What's my PayPal Key security code and can I change it?

Your PayPal Key security code is a 3-digit code, similar to the CVV or CVS on the back of a physical debit or credit card. Unlike a physical card, you can change your PayPal Key security code at any time, including immediately after a transaction. Your purchase will still be completed. 

Here’s how to update your security code:

PayPal website

  1. Click Wallet at the top of the page.
  2. Click PayPal Key on the left-hand side of the page.
  3. Click Customize your security code.
  4. Enter and confirm a 3-digit security code.
  5. Click Save.
PayPal app
  1. Tap the Settings icon in the upper right-hand corner of the app.
  2. Tap PayPal Key.
  3. Tap Customize your security code.
  4. Enter and confirm a 3-digit security code.
  5. Tap Save.