The good thing about PayPal (and similar online payment apps) is that you can send and receive payments to and from other personal PayPal accounts for free through a linked bank account or your PayPal balance.
That said, can you transfer money from PayPal to Cash App?
There are a few reasons you might want to do this:
- Suppose you accidentally overdraft your Cash App account, resulting in a negative balance. Fortunately, your PayPal account is in good shape, and you hope it’d be the solution to lifting your Cash App balance out of the red.
- You received your Cash App Cash Card in the mail, and you want to load your card ASAP.
- You want to add money to your Cash App account without leaving home.
Regardless of your situation, keep in mind that you can send up to $60,000 from a verified PayPal account. (Limits may vary depending on your local currency or bank.) Additionally, Cash App accounts can receive up to $1,000 within a 30-day period.
So, can you send money from PayPal to Cash App?
In a sense, you can’t because there’s no method you can use to transfer money to Cash App directly from your PayPal account.
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But there are special techniques that technically make it possible.
Read about them below!
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How to Send Money from PayPal to Cash App
Use one or more of these methods to send money from your PayPal account to a Cash App account.
1. Transfer funds by linking PayPal to your Cash App Cash Card
You can use your Cash App Cash Card to retrieve funds from PayPal. (If you haven’t ordered one already, follow the Order Instructions to obtain the card. Expect it to arrive within 10 business days.)
With your Cash Card info at hand, go to the PayPal website, sign into your account, and click on “Wallet.”
Next, press “Link a card or bank,” click on “Link a debit or credit card,” and press “Debit or credit card” under “Link a card manually.”
Enter the Cash Card credentials. Now, you can send money to your card when needed.
2. Use a linked bank account
If you have a checking or savings account connected to your PayPal, consider transferring money from there to your Cash App.
Once signed into your PayPal account, press “Transfer” and then “Transfer to your bank.”
You have two choices: transfer money instantly or use the standard transfer option that takes one to three days.
When the money hits your bank account, sign in to your Cash App account and tap the Bank icon at the lower left-hand corner of your phone. Touch “Add Cash” to transfer the funds you need from the said bank account.
3. Connect a PayPal Cash Card to your Cash App account
While this technique is the reverse of this article’s main topic, you still get to exchange money between payment platforms.
Don’t have a PayPal Debit Card in your possession? Here’s how to order a card:
- Click on the PayPal Debit Card hyperlink above.
- Review the address on file and update it if necessary
- Click “Agree and Continue” before following the rest of the prompts.
After your card comes to your door — and you’ve activated it beforehand — sign into your PayPal account and go to “Settings.” (If you haven’t already, set up your direct deposit.) Look at your direct deposit info and record the banking details.
Then, go to Cash App and touch the “Account” icon in the upper right-hand corner. Tap “Link Bank,” and input the PayPal Debit Card banking information.
When you’re ready to send funds to your bank, go to your Cash Balance, touch “Cash Out,” enter the amount you want to transfer, and choose a Standard or Instant deposit speed.
4. Download the PayPal app and load money at a retailer
This option requires you to go to a local store, but it’s pretty simple. Moreover, you need to download the PayPal app before your commute.
Once you download the app, tap “Add cash at a store.” Choose a store like Walmart, CVS, or others on the list to create a barcode.
Upon arrival, show the barcode to the cashier, and give them the cash. (Fees for this method vary from store to store.) The money will show up in your PayPal balance within 15 minutes. Note that you can send $20 to $500 per transaction.
Afterward, transfer the balance to either your bank account or your Cash App Cash Card and retrieve your funds via Cash App.
Frequently Asked Questions about PayPal/Cash App Transfers
Here are the answers to a few main questions about transferring money to Cash App from PayPal.
Will it ever be possible to transfer money directly to Cash App from PayPal?
Though it’s wonderful that you can use the above strategies to Send and Receive money between PayPal and Cash App, it still is a lot of work.
I agree direct transfers between Cash App and PayPal would be much easier. As far as I know, these are currently the only ways available to fund your Cash App account via PayPal. Perhaps, it’d be a possibility one day.
Is there a way I can send money to a loved one’s Cash App account from My PayPal account?
That’s a good question. I understand why you might want to send a friend or family member money from your PayPal to their Cash App. Maybe they need emergency money to cover a bill, purchase groceries, or pay off a negative bank balance.
The only way I can think of is by sending money to their PayPal, provided they have a PayPal account. Then, assuming your loved one also has a Cash App account connected to their PayPal, they could transfer the funds to either their Cash Card or bank account.
Online payment platforms make it simple to shop, add money from popular retailers, and send/receive funds.
Nonetheless, transferring money between PayPal and Cash App seems outlandish at first.
But you can transfer money from PayPal to Cash App, you just have to take a few extra steps to do it!