Siri, pay Natalie $20 for dinner
You’re out for dinner with friends and Natalie picks up the tab. Now you can tell Siri to pay Natalie the $50 you owe her. Siri asks you to confirm if you want to use PayPal to send the money and you’re done. If you have more than one Natalie in your contact book, Siri asks you to confirm which one you would like to send the money to.
 
We are delighted to announce that starting today, for the first time in Canada, iPhone users can tell Siri to send or request money. All users need is to have the PayPal app and iOS 10 or above installed on their iPhone. The Siri integration with the PayPal app experience is now available to our 6.4 million active users in Canada in English and French. 

 

Did you know that on average Canadians are owed $462 because they felt it was too awkward or embarrassing to ask people to pay them back? And around 30 per cent of Canadians participating in the study have actually lost a friend over IOUs*. With the PayPal app and Siri integration, it does not get much simpler to request or send money.
 
At PayPal, we’re always looking to make it easier for people to manage or move their money. Starting today, this Siri integration with the PayPal app is available for our consumers in 30 countries and in a variety of languages, including: Australia, Austria, Belgium (French and Dutch), Brazil, Canada (English and French), China, Denmark, Finland (Finnish), France, Germany, Hong Kong (Cantonese), India, Israel (Hebrew), Italy, Japan, Malaysia (Malay), Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia (Arabic), Singapore (English), Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (French, German, and Italian), Thailand, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates (Arabic) and United States.
 
If you wish to impress your friends by paying them back with Siri, get the latest version of the PayPal app on the Apple Store. If you have any questions about using PayPal with Siri, do visit our Help Center.
 
*PayPal Money Habits Study conducted by Koski Research, 2015. Between May 14, 2015 and June 25, 2015, over 4,000 participants from the U.S., Canada, Germany and Australia participated in the 14-minute online study. Additionally, a five-minute online study was conducted by Koski Research between June 22 and June 28, 2015 to over 4,000 participants from the U.S., Canada, Germany and Australia.

Meron Colbeci, Senior Director, Core Consumer Products, PayPal

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