BBM for Android

BBM for Android Beta brings PayPal Payments to the UK and five other countries

Last month, BlackBerry released BBM as an external beta for BlackBerry 10, Android and iOS. A new update to the BBM Beta for Android brings PayPal payments to the UK and five other countries.

This means that users on the beta program can now send money to users in other countries.

The latest BBM Beta for Android bring PayPal payments not only to the UK but to users in France, Germany, Italy, South Africa and Spain. This is in addition to Canada, where the initial beta launched.

Using PayPal with BBM is simple! Just connect your PayPal account to your BBM. Once your BBM contacts do the same, you can start sending and receiving money.

At the time of the original announcement, Matt Gromada, PayPal’s Director of Consumer Product Marketing said:

“It’s simple. Select the PayPal “Send Money” icon in BBM and connect your PayPal account. You can start sending money to family and friends once they’ve also connected their PayPal accounts to BBM. From there, you’ll simply select the PayPal icon directly in BBM, enter in the amount of money, review the details, and hit send – that’s all it takes!”

“Whether you’re paying a roommate back for rent or splitting dinner with friends, buying a group gift or sending your kid some spending money, sending money with PayPal through BBM is easy because it’s where your conversation is already happening. People don’t have to leave BBM to send a photo or file. So, why should they have to with money? – Pay and get paid in the moment, right in your BBM conversations, using your mobile device.”

The external beta is currently available for BlackBerry, iOS and Android BBM users.  At the time of writing only the Android version has received the update, but we have reached out to BlackBerry and we expect the same beta to hit iOS and BlackBerry users very shortly.

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