The biggest online global payment company is now available as an Alexa skill. The Paypal skill allows you to access your account and perform a number of basic account functions using your voice.
Once you open the skill by saying “Alexa, open Paypal”, you’ll be allowed to perform the following tasks:
- Check your Paypal balance (“What’s my balance?)
- Send money to others (“Send $10 to Tom Smith”)
- Request money from others (“Request $10 from Tom Smith”)
You can only send and receive to individuals that are in your Paypal contacts. Paypal does offer a tool to help import those contacts into your account.
After enabling the Paypal skill, you will need to link your Paypal account and select a default way to pay. You will also need to create a 4-digit pin for security purposes that Alexa will ask for when using the skill.
Overall the skill is quite useful for those who regularly make Paypal payments to people they know. The only issues are not being able to add a note to payments. As well as it having issues deciphering names that are difficult to pronounce.