PayPal updates app, adds new features

PayPal updates app, adds new features
PayPal has updated its iOS and Android apps adding a whole new list of features. You can now use the PayPal app to pay at participating stores, restaurants or even when on the phone, ordering ahead for meals. For certain eateries, you can see a full menu pop up on your phone, allowing you to order in advance from your phone. Then, when you get to the restaurant, you can skip the lines and quickly pick up your already paid for meal. 1000 units currently are signed on to the feature, and more restaurants are being added.

PayPal now has a page that shows special local deals that are available, similar to Groupon. And when you are checking out, you can switch between debit cards and credit cards that you've stored on PayPal wallet. Adding new cards is as easy as snapping a picture of the credit card you want to put in your PayPal wallet.

Keep track of your PayPal balance and transfer money in and out of your PayPal account, even if the the other side to a transaction isn't even a member. To do that, merely send the other person a message using an email address or mobile phone number, with the dollar amount you are sending or requesting. Also, you can now finance a PayPal purchase by using the Bill Me Later option, offered inside the app.

If you already have the PayPal app on your phone, you should have been notified about the update. Otherwise, it is a free download from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

source: PayPal (iOS|Android) via AndroidCentral



1. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

No Windows Phone love.

2. Blazers

Posts: 767; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I blame Windows RT. If they had seamless integration between phone and W8, devs would probably be more keen on developing for the platform. But Microsoft wants to have their walled garden version wedged in between, which has been a failure so far. So instead of WP W8, they have WP RT.

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