How To Link Your MPesa Account To PayPal

How To Link Your MPesa Account To PayPal

Digital financial services has revolutionized the way people conduct transactions worldwide. Among the most prominent digital payment platforms are PayPal and M-Pesa.

The integration of these two platforms has made it incredibly convenient for users to withdraw their PayPal funds directly into their M-Pesa accounts.

We will guide you through the process of linking your PayPal and M-Pesa accounts, initiating the withdrawal, confirming the transaction, and finally, receiving the funds.

Link your PayPal and M-Pesa accounts

Before you can withdraw funds, you need to link your PayPal and M-Pesa accounts. This is a one-time process that ensures seamless transfer between the two platforms. Follow these steps to link your accounts:

  1. Visit the official PayPal-M-Pesa partnership website:
  2. Click on the “Get Started” button to initiate the linking process.
  3. Log in using your PayPal credentials. If you don’t have a PayPal account, create one by following the on-screen prompts.
  4. Once logged in, enter your Safaricom mobile number linked to your M-Pesa account.
  5. You will receive a verification code via SMS. Enter this code on the website to confirm your mobile number.
  6. Grant permission for the website to access your PayPal account by clicking “Agree.”
  7. Congratulations! Your PayPal and M-Pesa accounts are now linked.

Initiate the withdrawal

After successfully linking your accounts, you can now initiate the withdrawal process. Follow these steps to withdraw funds from your PayPal account to your M-Pesa wallet:

  1. Visit the PayPal-M-Pesa partnership website.
  2. Log in with your PayPal credentials.
  3. On your account dashboard, click on the “Withdraw from PayPal” option.
  4. Enter the amount you wish to withdraw from your PayPal account to your M-Pesa wallet. Make sure to adhere to the minimum and maximum limits for withdrawals, which may vary depending on your country.
  5. Confirm the transaction details, including the withdrawal amount and the M-Pesa mobile number. The conversion rate from US dollars to your local currency will also be displayed. Verify this information before proceeding.

Confirm the withdrawal

Once you have initiated the withdrawal, you will receive a confirmation prompt. Follow these steps to confirm the transaction:

  1. Verify the withdrawal amount, conversion rate, and the M-Pesa mobile number displayed on the screen.
  2. Click “Confirm” to proceed with the transaction.

Receive the funds

Upon confirming the withdrawal, the funds will be transferred from your PayPal account to your M-Pesa mobile wallet. The transaction processing time may vary, but typically it takes a few minutes to a few hours for the funds to reflect in your M-Pesa account.

It is important to note that there might be transaction fees applicable to the withdrawal, which will be deducted from the final amount you receive.

Withdraw funds from M-Pesa

Once the funds are available in your M-Pesa wallet, you can withdraw them at any authorized M-Pesa agent or use them to pay for goods and services directly from your M-Pesa account.

This seamless integration between PayPal and M-Pesa provides users with easy access to their PayPal funds through their M-Pesa wallets.