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Siri can now assist you in sending and requesting money over PayPal


PayPal announced that Apple’s digital voice assistant, Siri, will now alow users with iOS 10 devices to send and request money via voice commands.

11th Nov., 2016, Red Newswire/-

Awhile back, Apple had open-sourced its SiriKit toolkit that could potentially allow developers to build apps that take full advantage of the amazing digital assistant on iOS devices. According to Apple, Siri can perform six types of functions with respect to the current architecture of the SiriKit.

Payment is something that is digitizing very quickly and also one of SiriKit’s functions. With that out, PayPal, the globally popular online payment network announced that its app for devices on iOS 10 now lets users command the built-in Siri virtual assistant to send or ask other people for money through PayPal.

“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,”
writes Meron Colbeci, senior director of core consumer products at 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.”
Apparently, the feature will be available in 30 countries, and in a variety of languages, including: 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 United States.
So, in case you want to use Siri the way PayPal intends you to, just update to the latest version of the app on iOS 10.
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