How to Change a PayPal.Me Link
Though, it is unfortunate that you cannot change PayPal.Me link once you have created it.
However, you can hide it on your profile to prevent people from sending you money using that link.
Today, in this article, we are going to guide you step by step as to how you can hide your PayPal.Me link on your profile by using either a computer or mobile phone.
Firstly, we’ll go step by step on how to hide your PayPal.Me link on your profile by using your mobile phone. Pay close attention throughout the process so that you understand the complete procedure properly.
What is your PayPal me link?
PayPal.Me is a one-of-a-kind link that allows users to send money to your PayPal account without knowing your email address or phone number. To receive money, simply provide your PayPal.Me link to someone, and they will quickly and conveniently transfer the amount to you.
How do I send a PayPal me a link?
Step 1: Create – With your PayPal account, create a personal PayPal.Me link. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you’ll need to get one.
Step 2: Share – Allow your consumers to enter the amount by sharing your link via email, text, or social media.
Step 3: Get Paid – Customers click on your link and log in to PayPal to finish the transaction.
How do people pay me on PayPal?
You already know how to accept money on PayPal if you have a PayPal account and know your email address. Giving someone your email address is all it takes for them to send you money via PayPal. Someone sending you money doesn’t even need to have a PayPal account.
Can you delete your PayPal me link?
No, you cannot! Once you create your PayPal.Me link, you cannot be able to delete the same. You can manage to hide your PayPal.Me link though, but can’t delete it.
To hide your PayPal.Me link from others, you just need to log in to your PayPal.Me, click “Turn Off” my link, and that’s it. By doing this, you can prevent your account by the people from sending money to you.
Can I have more than one PayPal me link?
You can have only one active PayPal.Me link for each PayPal account.
Though, if you have two PayPal accounts, you would have two PayPal.Me link, i.e. one link for each active PayPal account.
What is the difference between PayPal and PayPal.Me?
The PayPal.Me is a much faster and convenient way to get paid through PayPal, you just need to share your customized URL with the one who wants to pay you via PayPal.
Just share your PayPal.Me link (for example Paypal.me/YourName) with your relatives, friends, and others, and they will be able to send you money conveniently.
They do not need to know about your email address or mobile number, even they can manage to send the payment if they do not have the PayPal app at all.
Hide your PayPal.Me link using your mobile phone!
Step1: Open your PayPal, and log in with your PayPal email id, if prompted to do so.
Step 2: Go to the “Setting” icon and tap on it.
Step 3: Tap on PayPal.Me Profile and turn off the toggle button, you can easily turn on or turn off the same button, at your ease and convenience at a later stage, as and when required.
Below message will appear confirming that you PayPal.Me be turned off, and you can’t receive payments with it. Your name and photo can still be seen by people from who you’ve sent and received payments.
Tap on the “Turn Off” option, and you are good to go.
Hide your PayPal.Me link using your Computer!
Step 1: Open your PayPal, and log in with your PayPal email id and password, if prompted to do so.
Step 2: Go to the Tools Bar and click on the very last option, i.e. “All Tools”
Step 3: Open the “Send Payments” Option by clicking on it.
Step 4: Go to the more option where you will find an option “Manage your PayPal.Me profile”, click on “Get Started”.
Step 5: Scroll the page down until you find the “Profile Status” option, as shown in the below image.
Turn off the toggle key which says, “Anyone can see and send payments to your PayPal username”.
PayPal will ask for your confirmation again, click on “Turn Off”, and that’s it.
Below message will appear that confirm your “Profile status – off” and people won’t find you by your PayPal username or link. You can still use your email address or mobile number to get paid.
Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ
How do you change your PayPal.Me name?
- Click on the Settings icon which is next to the “Log out”
- Then, click on Change Name next to your name.
- Now, select the type of name change.
Follow instructions that appear on the screen and click either “Continue” or “Update Name.”
Can I delete my PayPal account and make a new one?
PayPal cannot re-open your account, once you close down it. Though, you can open a new account with the same or similar email account.
Does my PayPal name have to be real?
Yes, PayPal wants users to use their real names as mentioned on their personal bank accounts. If you don’t want to disclose your real name to the people you exchange money with on PayPal, you will have to set up a business account.
How long can PayPal hold your money?
PayPal holds funds for up to 21 days. There are quite a few things that you have to expedite this timeline. For more information, you can read PayPal’s User Agreement.
Can PayPal keep your money forever?
PayPal can hold your funds for up to 180 days, in case of any disputes or chargebacks. There is no real law that prevents PayPal from releasing your funds after 180 days.
PayPal is a fund transmitter and not a bank. If PayPal thinks that someone violated their User Agreement, or some sort of fraud involved in the transaction, or provided fake ID to them. They can hold your money indefinitely, on technical grounds.
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