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How to cancel PayPal subscriptions

You can only do so on the PayPal website.

Published onApril 26, 2022

PayPal doesn’t only provide a quick and easy way to send and receive money but also lets you set up and manage subscriptions to various apps and services. If you use PayPal for subscriptions and want to cancel these recurring payments, here’s how.

Read more: What is PayPal? Everything you need to know


To cancel your PayPal subscriptions, log in to your PayPal account and click the gear icon at the top right corner. Go to Payments-->Manage automatic payments. Click the subscription name and click Cancel in the Status section.


What are PayPal subscriptions?

You can use PayPal to set up recurring payments for various subscriptions like Netflix, Spotify, Uber Eats, Roku, and more. As long as you have the funds, you can use your PayPal balance to pay for these apps and services. If you don’t have a balance, PayPal will use a linked bank account, debit card, or credit card to make the payment instead.

How to cancel PayPal subscriptions

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You can only manage and cancel your PayPal subscriptions on a desktop and not through the mobile app. Log in to your PayPal account and click the gear icon at the top right corner. Then click Payments and go to Manage automatic payments.

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In the left-hand menu, click Show active to see a list of your active subscriptions. Click the subscription name.

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In the Status section, click Cancel next to where it says Active. You will be given the option to end Quicker checkout, ending your recurring payments.

Read more: How to close and delete your PayPal account


How do you cancel subscriptions on a PayPal Business account?

If you have a PayPal business account, click your name at the top right corner and go to Account settings–>Products and services–>Website payments. Click Update in the My automatic payments section, select the payment you want to manage, and click Cancel.

When should I cancel a subscription?

Make sure that you cancel any subscriptions before the next billing cycle, or you will be charged for another month. Even if you cancel a subscription, it should remain active until the end of the billing cycle.

If I’m charged again after canceling, can I dispute for a refund?

yes – It’s relatively simple to dispute PayPal charges, although a refund is never guaranteed. If you want to dispute a charge, you need to report it within 180 days of the charge to the Resolution Center.

Next: How long do Paypal refunds take to process?

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