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How to check your PayPal balance on desktop or mobile

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How to check your PayPal balance on desktop or mobile

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  • To check your PayPal balance, all you need to do is log into your account. 
  • You’ll find your PayPal balance on the left side of your main account page on the website, or on the primary account screen in the mobile app. 
  • But in order to carry a balance, you will need to have a Cash or Cash Plus account (most people do). Otherwise, you won’t see a section for your balance on your main account page.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

For most, checking their balance on PayPal is an extremely quick and easy process. 

Here’s how to do it. 

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How to check your PayPal balance

In theory, all you’d have to do is go to paypal.com — or open the mobile app on your iPhone or Android if you prefer to check there — and log into your account.

1 HOW TO CHECK YOUR PAYPAL BALANCE

Your PayPal balance appears on the left side of your screen on the website.
Devon Delfino/Business Insider

Assuming you have the ability to carry a balance, even if your current balance is $0, it will be listed on the left-hand side of your main account page for desktop, or on the primary account screen for mobile users. 

2 HOW TO CHECK YOUR PAYPAL BALANCE

Your PayPal balance will appear in the main part of the screen on the mobile app.
Devon Delfino/Business Insider

However, there is a bit of a catch: If you aren’t seeing a “PayPal balance” section on your main account page, it’s because you don’t have a Cash or Cash Plus account. 

You may not have those if you’ve had your account for a while, as those account types are relatively new to PayPal. In that case, you’ll need to set up a new account first.

You should also be aware that you will still have to first verify your identity through PayPal in order to take advantage of that balance-carrying feature.

Related coverage from How To Do Everything: Tech:

  • How to send money on PayPal using the mobile app or website

  • How to cancel a PayPal subscription, to stop making automatic payments for an online service

  • ‘What is PayPal Credit?’: How to use PayPal’s line of credit to pay off online purchases over time

  • How to add money to your PayPal account, so you can transfer money or pay bills immediately

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Sammy Singh

Global VC, Founder, and entrepreneur extraordinaire as featured in Inc. Magazine, Bloomberg, and Forbes. Sammy Singh is a graduate of UCLA and Wharton School of Business as well as a former student of Loyola University of Chicago. Sammy is best known as a renowned financial technology global entrepreneur and has founded over 26 different firms across industry and all over the world. He is a venture capitalist,a TV/ Film actor, tax specialist, and marketing solutions strategist. Connect with Sammy Singh on social media below! www.linkedin.com/in/cfo www.instagram.com/champagnegqpapi www.facebook.com/officialsammysingh www.twitter.com/cxosynergy www.medium.com/@sammysingh www.crunchbase.com/sammysingh

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