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20 Sep 2019
Apple is finally playing nicely with PayPal by allowing its users to set PayPal as their payment method. This means that Apple fans in 12 countries will now be able to use PayPal to pay for purchases from the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, and iBooks. Which previously wasn’t possible.

Apple has always maintained a tight grip over the payment methods used on its platforms. Which was bad news for PayPal users and even worse news for PayPal itself. Now, Apple is relinquishing a little bit of control over how you pay for stuff while ensconced in the Apple ecosystem…

1. Using PayPal as a Payment Method

Until now the only people able to use PayPal to pay for purchases on iTunes et al were U.S. users accessing iTunes via the desktop app. Now, Apple is extending support so that anyone in 12 countries can use PayPal to pay for purchases on their iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, or PC.

The 12 countries are the U.S., the UK, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain. Not only can PayPal be used to pay for apps and media, but it can also be used to pay for recurring subscriptions such as Apple Music and iCloud.

Adding PayPal as a payment option is really simple. Just head to the settings menu on your device, find your Account Settings, select PayPal as a new payment method, and sign into your PayPal account. If you set it as the default all future payments will come through PayPal.

2. Funding the Apple Ecosystem

This may seem like a small change, but it’s important for two reasons. 1. It opens up a new revenue stream for PayPal, which was previously blocked from funding the Apple ecosystem. 2. It suggests Apple is willing to cede control if it thinks the benefits outweigh the disadvantages.

We’d hazard a guess that Apple thinks that this will encourage more people to buy stuff on iTunes and the App Store. Even if PayPal has the potential to take business away from Apple’s own Apple Pay. Thus the benefit of hooking more people into its ecosystem outweighs the downsides.

What are the PayPal Account Types?

PayPal has had multiple account types for a while now. Each type is meant to cater to a specific type of user buyers, sellers, and businesses  but they’re all pretty much the same at their very core. The differences are simple and worth learning because the right account type can make your life easier. Each person is allowed to have one Personal account and one separate Premier/Business account.

1. Personal Account

The Personal Account is the “standard” account type. You can load money into it and use that money to buy things online or send it to friends and family members. It’s very useful for things like shopping on eBay, repaying friends for dinner, and sending your sibling a Christmas gift.

2. Premier Account

The Premier Account is for anyone who wants to sell stuff online as a one-person operation, whether in a hobby or professional capacity. Owners of Premier Accounts can receive PayPal payments on eBay, accept debit or credit payments from anyone, and receive the PayPal Debit Card.

3. Business Account

The Business Account is for anyone who wants to sell stuff online under the name of a company or organization. In addition to Premier benefits, Business Accounts can accept bank transfers (with a per-transaction fee), grant limited access to up to 200 employees, and utilize special features like Express Checkout.

4. Student Account

The Student Account is a limited account that’s meant to ease adolescents (ages 13 and up) into the whole concept of managing money. Student Accounts come with a provided debit card that the student can use anywhere that MasterCard is accepted.

Furthermore, Student Accounts are linked to a parent account (the account type can be any of the ones discussed above), allowing the parent account to monitor all activity and set spending limits. A parent account can have up to four Student Accounts tied to it.

5. Transaction Fees

All account types are free to create and only require your real name, your home address, your phone number, and your email address. All account types are subject to the same exact fee: 2.9% + 0.30 USD per transaction. This fee can be paid by the sender or the receiver. The fee also applies if you request payment from someone using the Invoice feature.

Note:- You can actually send money to friends and family without any fees, but doing so waives any buyer protections offered by PayPal, so it’s best not to use this as a loophole when dealing with actual purchases. We recommend either Venmo or Google Wallet for personal transactions. if you want to earn free google play gift card you can earn it from


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