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Can you send money from PayPal to Cash App?

There's no direct way to do so, but here are some workarounds.
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Published onJuly 9, 2023

PayPal and Cash App are two of the best ways to send and receive money online. However, there isn’t a direct way to transfer money between the two popular apps without a few extra steps. Here’s how to send money from PayPal to the Cash App.

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To send money from PayPal to Cash App, you will need to transfer the funds to a bank account linked to both apps. Transfer the money from PayPal to your bank account, and move it from the account to the Cash App.

You can also link your Cash App bank account on PayPal and send money that way, but that requires more setting up and waiting. Let's cover all methods in this guide!


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Editor’s note: We are using iPhone screenshots to showcase all instructions because the PayPal and Cash App Android apps don’t allow shooting screenshots of certain pages. However, we’ve verified that the steps are the same on Android and iOS.

Transfer money from PayPal to your bank account

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Before getting started, make sure your bank account is linked to PayPal. You can transfer money from your PayPal balance to your bank account using the PayPal app or the website.

  1. Open the PayPal app.
  2. Tap on the Transfer option in the balance section.
  3. Pick Transfer to bank.
  4. Select the amount you want to transfer.
  5. Pick your transfer preference. To send to a bank account, select in 1-3 days.
  6. Select the bank account you want to send the money to. It should be the same linked to your Cash App.
  7. Hit Transfer.

Send money from the bank account to your Cash App

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The money will take some days to arrive in your bank account. Once it does, you’re ready to send it over to Cash App. Again, you need to make sure you’ve linked the same bank you sent the money from PayPal to.

  1. Open the Cash App.
  2. Tap on the Money tab.
  3. Select Add cash.
  4. Type the amount you want to transfer.
  5. Select Add.

Set up Cash App banking

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Cash App isn’t just a money transferring and easy payment platform. You can actually use it as a bank if you sign up for the Visa Cash Card. Doing this gets you a routing and account number, turning Cash App into a digital bank account. Once you get a routing and account number, you can add it to your PayPal account and send money directly to it. As if that wasn’t enough, you can also do an instant transfer from PayPal to the Cash Card debit card. Instant deposits to debit cards incur a fee, though. Currently, the fee is 1.75% (with a $0.25 minimum and a maximum of $25).

  1. Open the Cash App.
  2. Tap on the Cash Card tab.
  3. Follow the instructions to set up your account.
  4. When done, go to the Money section again.
  5. Next to the Cash Balance section, tap on the Account & Routing area.
  6. Use this information to add your bank account to your PayPal account. You can also add the Cash Card to your PayPal payment methods for instant transfers.
  7. From the PayPal app, tap on the Transfer option in the balance section.
  8. Pick Transfer to bank.
  9. Select the amount you want to transfer.
  10. Pick your transfer preference. To send to a bank account, select in 1-3 days. To send to the Cash Card instantly, choose in minutes.
  11. Select the Cash App bank account or card you want to send the money to.
  12. Hit Transfer.

FAQs

Yes. It works the same way, just the other way around. Cash Out in the Cash App and transfer money to your bank account. Open your PayPal account via the app or website and click on Add money. PayPal has also added a way to add money using a debit card. While we haven’t tried this yet, it should be possible to send money from Cash App to PayPal using this method.

PayPal has a 1.75% fee if you do an instant transfer using a debit card. If you do a no-fee bank transfer, it will take one to three business days.

This will add an extra step to the process. You will have to transfer the money from PayPal to the linked account, send the money from one bank to the other, and transfer the funds to your Cash App. Or you can simply change/add the other bank account to your Cash App.

Cash App supports Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards. Even some prepaid cards are supported, but the company might not allow cashing out to them. Additionally, Cash App is very clear that it doesn’t support ATM cards, PayPal, or Business cards.