PayPal unveils new P2P payment option PayPal.me

Online payment firm PayPal has launched a new peer-to-peer (P2P) payment service called PayPal.me.

PayPal unveils new P2P payment option PayPal.me

It gives people personalized links for getting paid.

The new service allows users to set up their own user profiles which are associated with a personalized URL (e.g. paypal.me/username) that can be shared with others by way of text, email, and social media allowing them to give you digital cash.

The links generate simple payment forms, doing away with the need to share intimate account details.

The service is available from today in the US, UK, Germany, Australia, Canada, Russia, Turkey, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria.