In an effort by Microsoft expand Skype beyond its traditional video calling features, Skype is adding PayPal integration to its Android and iOS mobile apps today. The new feature appears once an the user updates the app. This partnership with PayPal will work in 22 countries including the US, UK, Canada and a good number of European markets.
Users can now send peer-to-peer payments with PayPal to their family and friends on Skype. This feature comes after Microsoft unveiled an overhauled version of Skype mobile which looks a bit like snapchat. Microsoft who acquired Skype nearly six years ago is trying not to lose its market to other messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Messenger, iMessage, Snapchat and others who have clearly taken the lead in today’s conversations.