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In news that is sure to excite Apple Fanboys and girls, Siri, Apple's voice assistant is going to be able to help you send money!
While Siri is still pretty much an Apple thing, the company is beginning to open her up to be used by third parties.
 At its WWDC keynote back in June, the company confirmed app makers could let iPhone and iPad users send and receive money via Siri, with Square Cash and Monzo becoming the first to tap into that functionality.
Now, money giant PayPal announced it too now lets users in over 30 countries send and request money via using only their voice.
Sending and receiving is very easy, but you'll first need to link Siri with your PayPal account. This involves granting PayPal access to your Contacts and confirming via two-factor authentication (a code sent via text message) that you are who you say you are. Once that's done, you can simply say "Send Alice $20 using PayPal" and Siri will display a card summarizing the details of your request before asking you to confirm or cancel the transfer. The device must be unlocked first, so friends won't be able to steal your phone and send themselves money.
This new innovation is currently available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, United Arab Emirates and the United States. It supports a variety of languages and recognizes your friends' accounts by either their email address or phone number.
So now sending money just got a hell of a lot easier.

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