PayPal has been going through some pretty major changes over the past few months, having recently gotten a facelift with a new user interface and design, and as of today, PayPal is making it much simpler to add money to your PayPal account balance. To be clear, adding money has always been a simple process, as you could just open the app and pull it from the connected checking account or credit/debit card that you had tied to the app. Now, though, the latest version of the PayPal app will let you add money to your PayPal account balance with cash.
This is possible by using cash at a supporting local retailer during a checkout transaction. The user is now able to open up the app and initiate how much money they want to add to their Paypal balance and then the app will pop up a barcode, the cashier can then scan that barcode, and then the user can hand over the cash and within fifteen minutes the money is added to the balance. It’s a pretty simple process and quick in regards to the time of the transfer as well. The 15-minute time frame is also much faster than adding from a bank account as that option typically takes 3-4 business days.
With the latest version which should bring the app up to version 6.1.6, users would simply need to open the app, log in, and pick the retailer where they’re going to use PayPal Cash to make the transfer. At the moment, the only downside for users is the retailer limitation, which is so far limited to Rite Aid and CVS. While this might be the most notable feature of the update, it isn’t the only new feature as users can also now take screenshots of receipts, update expired cards, and completely disable notification sounds if they wish. PayPal has also updated the widget for the app so that it now allows for quicker access to all the best features of the app without having to open it. While the update should be hitting the Play Store soon if it hasn’t for you already, you can also grab the most recent version of PayPal from the apk link below.