[Update: Oct. 08] PayPal down, not working, or unable to send, receive or withdraw money? You’re not alone

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on July 31, 2021) follows:

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:

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

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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.

Update 1 (October 08)

04:41 pm (IST): It seems that many PayPal users were facing issues with the service for hours as they weren’t able to make any transactions.

@AskPayPal is there a system outage? I am able to send money but cannot send to my bank account. (Source)

@AskPayPal I’ve contacted phone support multiple times today because I’ve been trying to transfer funds. (Source)

@PayPal why is your site not letting people transfer their money to their bank accounts right now? (Source)

The company’s support did acknowledge the issue and confirmed that it was escalated to the relevant team for review. Luckily, it seems that the service is once again working as usual for most.

We are aware of the issue where customers are unable to withdraw funds from their PayPal account and it has been escalated to relevant team for review. (Source)

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