What is PayPal?

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How to Set Up My PayPal Account

Create an account and add payment methods.

1

Create a PayPal account.

Provide your email address, create a password, then fill out your personal information. Have an account, but need help logging in? View how to recover your password.

2

Confirm your email and phone number.

This lets us know you are the rightful owner of the account. Learn how.

3

Link a credit, debit, or bank account.

Get step-by-step instructions for how to add a credit card, debit card or bank account.

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.