PayPal permits users to send and request money using Siri in iOS 10

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With the introduction of a new feature, the users  of Pay Pal have option of sending payments to friends via Siri in iOS 10 and also the they can settle up without even launching the app. Version 6.7 of PayPal’s iOS applets users both send and request money with Siri commands. The app joins Square Cash and Monzo in adding Siri support for sending and receiving payments.

In any case if the user is not using PayPal’s iOS app to send money to individuals, it needs a tiny bit of setup. Update the app to version 6.7, launch it, and tap the Send Money button. That’ll prompt you to authorize PayPal to see your contacts list.

How it works– Once PayPal can see your contacts, you don’t need to launch the app to send money to a contact, or request money from someone who owes you. You do have to tell Siri you want to use PayPal, saying, “Send Leah $10 with PayPal,” or “Request $15 from Alex with PayPal.” The first time you use Siri for PayPal, you’ll have to authorize it one more time in the Siri interface, although this only takes a tap if you use Touch ID to authenticate your PayPal account.

Your friends will be matched to their PayPal accounts by email address or phone number, and if there are multiple Leahs or Alexes in your contacts with PayPal accounts, Siri will ask which one you mean. Then you’ll see a card with the proposed transaction details, which you’ll confirm a final time. And don’t worry, this doesn’t work if your iPhone or iPad is locked.

The feature is immediately rolled out by PayPal to its users in the United States, as well as Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, United Arab Emirates.

 

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