PayPal now works with Samsung Pay – here’s how to use it

Samsung Pay customers can now use PayPal to pay for goods both online and in brick-and-mortar stores. Here’s how to start taking advantage of the new-found support for the world’s most popular online payments system. 

After announcing the integration in July 2017, Samsung has at long last flicked the switch, letting Samsung Pay users purchase products using their PayPal Balance. But there’s a (big) caveat: the feature is currently only available in the US.

Samsung told Trusted Reviews that it’s hoping to expand the partnership to other countries where Samsung Pay is available in the not-too-distant future, before adding that the decision ultimately depends on its success in the United States.

Here’s the good news: it couldn’t be easier for folks in the region to start taking advantage of the feature. It’s as simple as opening up Samsung Pay, hitting + to add a new payment method, selecting Add PayPal, then following the instructions.

It’s a well-known fact that G Pay – formerly Android Pay – has offered PayPal as a funding source for a while now, but Samsung Pay is a lot more flexible, thanks to its support for both Magnetic Secure Transmission and Near Field Communication.

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That, in layman’s terms, means you can use PayPal to pay for goods in brick-and-mortar stores, even if they don’t accept contactless payments, as Samsung Pay is compatible with the now-outdated Magnetic Secure Transmission standard.

PayPal revealed in 2017 that there were more than 203 million active PayPal accounts in the first quarter of the year, and Samsung claims that Samsung Pay is accepted at more places than another other contactless payment service.

Will you be taking advantage of Samsung Pay’s new-found support for PayPal? Let us know over on Facebook or Twitter @TrustedReviews.