BlackBerry and PayPal have teamed up to enableÃ‚Â sending and receiving money using BBM. Just connect your PayPal account to your BBM. Once your BBM contacts do the same, you can start sending and receiving money Ã¢â‚¬â€œ itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s that simple.
Starting tomorrow, the external beta will be available for BlackBerry, iOS and Android BBM users in Canada, and will roll out to other regions around the globe in the coming weeks.
Matt Gromada, PayPalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Director of Consumer Product Marketing said:
“It’s simple. Select the PayPal Ã¢â‚¬Å“Send MoneyÃ¢â‚¬Â icon in BBM and connect your PayPal account. You can start sending money to family and friends once theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve also connected their PayPal accounts to BBM. From there, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll simply select the PayPal icon directly in BBM, enter in the amount of money, review the details, and hit send Ã¢â‚¬â€œ thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all it takes!”
“Whether youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s where your conversation is already happening. People donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to leave BBM to send a photo or file. So, why should they have to with money? Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Pay and get paid in the moment, right in your BBM conversations, using your mobile device.”