What is PayPal?

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Send money online to just about anyone.

Quickly send money online to pay a babysitter, split the check, or give a gift.

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    Log into your account.

    Securely link your bank account, or add your credit or debit card information to send money online.

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    Select your recipient.

    Send money online to friends or family by entering their email or mobile number from your computer or phone.

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    Send money.

    We'll notify the recipient when the money has been transferred. It goes right into their PayPal account, and if they don't have one, they can open one for free. Learn more about sending money.

    Download the PayPal app.

    Send money to your friends or family in your mobile contact list easily with our app. Funds go quickly into recipients account, and if they don’t have one, they can open one for free. You can also support your favorite cause and keep track of your payments wherever you are.