PayPal has announced on its official blog that the iOS app will receive Siri integration, allowing iPhone users to send and receive money to their friends in 30 countries. From now on, it will be easier to transfer money to someone, as users will simply say “Hey Siri, send X (name of the person) $ (amount of money) using PayPal.”
Support for Siri-PayPal integration will be available in the following countries and languages: Australia; Austria; Belgium (French and Dutch); Brazil; Canada (English and French); China; Denmark; Finland (Finnish); France; Germany; Hong Kong (Cantonese); India; Israel (Hebrew); Italy; Japan; Malaysia (Malay); Mexico; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Russia; Saudi Arabia (Arabic); Singapore (English); Spain; Sweden; Switzerland (French, German, and Italian); Thailand; United Kingdom; United Arab Emirates (Arabic) and the United States.
By integrating Apple’s voice-activated AI personal assistant into the digital payment service, PayPal will make person-to-person money transfer easier and more iPhone users will install the application to send money to their loved ones.
“With so many P2P transactions happening during such a busy season, we’re excited to give our users an early holiday present: starting November 10, Siri will be integrated with PayPal. For iPhone and iPad users running iOS 10, making a payment has never been easier – PayPal users can now send and request money via a voice command with Siri. Simply say, “Hey Siri, send Bill $50 using PayPal.” Voila! One less thing to check off the to-do list this holiday season,” said PayPal on its blog.
As the holiday season, people will need money to spend on gifts for Christmas, and the company predicts more than 17 million transactions in December. PayPal isn’t the first third-party application that can be controlled with Siri. When iOS 10 was launched, Siri API was made publicly available and two of the first applications that were announced to try out third-party Siri support were WhatsApp and Uber.