PayPal gives Apple users Siri support

11/11/2016

PayPal has added Siri support, letting Apple users send and request money using voice commands on iOS.


The new feature, available in 30 countries, is accessible within the Siri app, and users need to ask Siri a question.

"Sending and receiving money from friends and family has long been one of the most popular activities on PayPal. In fact, last year we did $41bn in peer-to-peer [P2P] volume across PayPal, Venmo and Xoom," PayPal said in a blog post.

"And with the holidays around the corner, PayPal predicts more than 17 million P2P transactions in the month of December alone.

"With so many P2P transactions happening during such a busy season, we're excited to give our users an early holiday present: starting November 10, Siri will be integrated with PayPal.
"For iPhone and iPad users running iOS 10, making a payment has never been easier. Simply say ‘Hey Siri, send Bill $50 using PayPal'. Voila! One less thing to check off the to-do list this holiday season."

This isn’t the first time Siri has been used for transferring money though. Apple added support for this feature earlier this year, and vendors like Square Cash, Venmo, and Monzo (a UK bank) have already integrated it into their apps as well.

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