PayPal’s “Send Money” is a new app on Facebook that lets you send money to your friends and family. Until now, it has never been so easy to send money to friends and family via PayPal. Since just about everyone has a Facebook account now, this is not only convenient, but also makes perfect sense.
Along with the money that you choose to send, you can also choose to include a customized greeting card. This adds a personal touch since you can include a short message, image, and video. There’s also a large selection of cards to choose from to mach a variety of special events and occasions.
Using PayPal “Send Money” App on Facebook
There are two ways to send money with the app. You can either send a card with money or just send money. So, let’s first take a look at how to send a card with money.
Step 1 – Select a Card
The first step is to select a card to send. You can view all cards together or just top picks. Cards are also broken down by occasion and holiday. There is also a category called “make someone’s day” for those‘thinking of you’ and ‘just for fun’ moments.
Step 2 – Who’s it to?
In this step, first you’ll need to give the app permission to see your friends list and then you’ll need to choose a friend to send it to. You can send it to any Facebook friend as long as you know their email address; unfortunately, this is also the downside because you may not know your friend’s actual email address.
The email is needed because the app must send your friend an email alerting them to log into PayPal to accept the money.
As mentioned, the card and money will be sent to your friend by email; plus the card is also posted to your friend’s Facebook wall. However, only you and that friend will see the money. You can also preview the actual Facebook wall post before sending.
Step 3 – Write a Message
You’ll be able to use a rich text editor to write a message. You can also change the background of the message, attach photos (from your computer) and attach YouTube videos (via URL). Alternately you record a video with your Webcam.
Step 4 – Add Money
The last step is to, of course, add the amount of money that you would like to send to your friend.
Note: A PayPal account is required, so your friend will need to have an account in order to accept the money. They will be prompted to sign in or register via the email that will be sent to them.
From there you will be forwarded to PayPal in order to complete the process.
If you choose to just send money without a card, there are only 3 steps. First you pick the friend you want to send money to, then write your message and attach photos or videos. Lastly, you’ll need to enter the amount of money that you want to send and then continue to PayPal to complete the process.