Texting with PayPal – easy as lifting a finger

Check your PayPal balance

Text bal or balance to 729725 (PAYPAL). Link your mobile number to your account and we'll text back your balance.

Send money

Send a text to 729725 (PAYPAL). Specify the amount and the recipient's phone number or email address.

Examples

  • Send 10.99 to 2125551981
  • 10.99 21255519815 name@domain.com
  • Send 5 to name@domain.com

Request money

Send a text to 729725 (PAYPAL). Include the words getand from, and then specify the amount and the phone number of the person you're requesting money from. You can even enter several phone numbers – just separate them with a comma.

Examples

  • Get 10 from 2125551981
  • Get 10 from 2125551981,2125551982,2125551923

Get help

Text help to 729725 (PAYPAL), and we'll reply with instructions.

Add a note 

Text note at the end of your message, and then type your note.

Example

  • Send 10.99 to 4150001234 note thx for din

Change the currency 

Specify the currency with its three-letter abbreviation after the amount. Text USD for U.S. Dollar, CAD for Canadian Dollar, GBP for Pound Sterling, AUD for Australian Dollar, EUR for Euros, or JPY for Japanese Yen.

Examples

  • Send 10.99 AUD to 4150001234
  • Send 5.43 EUR to 3105551212

Share your information 

If you want your recipient to ship an item or contact you, text share address or share phone after the recipient's phone number. To include both your address and phone number, text share info.

Examples

  • Send 10.99 to 4150001234 share address
  • Send 10.99 to 3105551212 share phone
  • Send 5 to 2125551981 share info note send asap

Report spoof 

PayPal never asks for your mobile PIN unless you initiate a transaction. Never give or text your PIN to anyone, and never send personal or financial information by text message.

If you receive a text message that you believe is not from PayPal, forward the message to 729725 (PAYPAL) and insert the word spoof in the beginning of the message.

The number of messages we send varies based on account usage

Message and data rates may apply