PayPal down, not working, or unable to send/receive money? You're not alone

Just in case you’re racking your brain wondering why PayPal isn’t working for you, find solace in the fact that you aren’t the only one facing issues lately.

A quick look at the micro-blogging site Twitter reveals there are many other are affected as well. As per reports, the online payments system isn’t working at all for the past hour or so.

Complainants state that they’re having trouble initiating payments/transactions as PayPal keeps throwing errors. For a quick glance, here are some of the reports:


So I guess the world will just take a break from using Paypal until July 31st at 5AM? Since it is down and not able to be used and there is no customer service available?

I tried making payments through PayPal and it keeps declining even though I know I have enough . I’m not sure what to do

Hey, I won the lottery, but any idea why my payment keeps failing? Ive bought things from you guys before no problem, but now payment doesn’t go through. Ive tried Apple Pay, PayPal, Shopify, and 6 different cards.

Down detector – a popular service that gives information about live outages – also conveys that PayPal is indeed going through a glitch as can be seen in the image below:


While the spike has dropped down from its peak now, fresh reports on Twitter are still trickling in, indicating that there’s still no respite from payment problems on PayPal.

Any official word on the matter? Negative, as of yet. We’re yet to locate a word from the official service channels or their social media handles.

But rest assured, we’re keeping tabs on all related developments and will update this page with relevant info as and when we come across any. So in case you’re encountering the problem discussed here, stay tuned for updates.

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