[Update: Officially rolling out] PayPal integration is finally rolling out for Samsung Pay in the U.S.
Samsung Pay is one of the most popular mobile payment solutions because it utilizes MST to simulate the magnetic stripe of physical credit cards, allowing for the service to be accepted in nearly any store. Your bank and credit card must support Samsung Pay, however, and support for services such as PayPal has been missing even though integration was announced quite several months back. Now, after nearly 9 months since Samsung first announced PayPal support in Samsung Pay, it appears that the integration is finally rolling out for some users in the United States.
PayPal support in Samsung Pay allows for you to use your balance and/or the credit or debit card connected to your account. Some people like to keep to keep money in their PayPal balance instead of in a bank account, so this is perfect for those users who own a Samsung Galaxy flagship and want to use Samsung Pay.
To add a PayPal account, you can select the plus icon at the top right corner of the screen. Then, under “add credit or debit card”, it should say add PayPal. If your phone does not have that option yet, you just need to wait for it to roll out. Currently, it seems to be rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in the U.S. and should be rolling out to other devices and countries soon. I haven’t seen the feature yet on my Samsung Galaxy S9, so it’s possibly going to be a slow roll out. If you do notice this option in the Samsung Pay app, leave a comment below to let us know.
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