Paying for anything in cash is becoming a thing of the past. In this day and age it’s all online. And nobody does online payments like PayPal. Now, the company has just launched its first Slack bot, allowing you to send money to team mates on the app.
Yup. you will now be able to send and receive money from members of your team chats on Slack, without ever leaving the app. All you have to do is type “/PayPal send $20 to @name.” You will have to first activate the bot from the Slack App Directory, link your PayPal account, and tweak your settings. That’s pretty much it.
Peer-to-peer payment systems are hot, and bots are starting to gain traction with users. PayPal processed over $41 billion in 2015 alone, so it’s a great idea to connect the two. Paypal wrote in its announcement of the bot,
At PayPal, we’re focused on offering our customers a variety of innovative, easy and secure ways to move and manage their money. With this in mind, we built on the Slack platform to launch PayPal’s very first bot.
The PayPal bot is currently available for Slack users in some countries – Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and United States.