How to delete PayPal account

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Preliminary operation



Delete a PayPal account it's a simple procedure that takes just a few minutes. Before doing that though, you need to do some preliminary operations, how to withdraw the remaining balance and remove any credit cards and bank accounts associated with the account.


To check the balance agolable on your PayPal account, connected to the official website of the service, click on the button Log in present at the top right, enter your data in the fields Email address and Password and pulsing on pulsating Log in to connect to your account. Alternatively, you can also access your online account from smartphones and tablets by downloading the PayPal application for Android and iOS devices.

After logging into your account, you can view the agolable balance on your account under the heading PayPal balance present in the sidebar on the left. If there is money agolable, select the option Transfer money e, in the new opened page, type the exact amount of the agolable balance in the field Price, then select the paper or Bank account on which to transfer the money and presses the buttons Continue and Transfer [amount].


On smartphones and tablets, on the other he, tap on the icon of three dots present accanto alla voce Paypal balance, select the voice See details and premi onl'opzione Transfer money. In the new screen that appears, type in the amount to transfer, select the Bank account or the paper on which to transfer the money and tap the buttons NEXT and Transfer. It will be useful to know that the processing takes 1-2 working days: to permanently close your PayPal account, I advise you to wait a few days, verify the transfer and then proceed with the deletion. To learn more, I leave you to my guide on how PayPal works.


After you have transferred the agolable money to your PayPal account (e have verified that it has been credited), you can proceed with the removal of the credit cards and bank accounts that you had previously linked to it. To proceed, click on the entry Our customers present at the top, select the account of your interest visible in the section Bank accounts e, in the new open page, click on the options Modification and Remove bank account. If, on the other he, you have linked a credit or debit card, click on the one you want to delete visible in the section Loyalty cardclick onla voce Modification and seleziona l'opzione Remove the card.

If you want to delete the bank accounts or cards associated with your PayPal account through the application for smartphones and tablets, start the latter, tap on the icon of the gear wheel present at the top right, select the item Bank accounts and cards, tap on the card or account of your interest and press on the item Remove.



Finally, if you use PayPal to pay for your eBay purchases or get paid for your sales, you need to unlink your PayPal account from your eBay account. Connected, then, to the famous online shopping site, click on the item Log in located at the top left, enter your data in the fields Email and username and Password and pulsing on pulsating Log in.

Now, click on the entry My eBay present at the top right, select the option Account and click on your voice PayPal account visible nel box sections to the left. On the newly opened page, click the option Do not link accounts And that's it.

Delete PayPal account from computer

After following the instructions I gave you in the previous paragraphs in detail, you are ready for delete the PayPal account from your computer.


Then connect to the main page of the service, click on the button Log in present at the top right, enter your login details in the fields Email address and Password and pulsing on pulsating Log in. Now, click on the icon of gear wheel present at the top right to access the Settings of your PayPal account, scroll down the page and locate the section Account options.

Then click on the option Close your account and presses the button Close account visible on the page Are you sure you want to close your account?. The written We are sorry that you have decided to close your account will confirm that your PayPal account has been deleted. You must know that the operation is irreversible and you will no longer be able to access your account: in case of second thoughts, the only option agolable to you will be to open a new account. In this regard, you may find my guide on how to get PayPal useful.

If, on the other he, you have a PayPal Business tale, log in to your account, click on the icon gear wheel present in alto a destra and selects the voice Profile and settings from the context menu that opens. On the page Your Profile, click on the item Settings present in the sidebar on the left, locate the option Account type and click on the relevant item Close the account. To confirm your intention, press the button Confirmation And that's it.

Delete PayPal account from smartphone and tablet

It was preferred delete PayPal accounts from smartphones and tablets, you should know that it is not possible to do this through the PayPal application for Android and iOS devices. However, you can proceed using the browser you usually use for Internet browsing.

To proceed, then connected to the PayPal site, tap on the item Log in at the top right, enter your details in the fields Email address and Password and pulsing on pulsating Log in. On the main screen of your account, press the ≡ button to access the options of your account and tap on the icon of gear wheel.

In the new screen that appears, locate the section Account options and press on the item Close relative all'opzione Close your account. Press the button Close account and you will be able to permanently delete your personal account.

If, on the other he, you have a Business account, log in to your account and tap on the icon gear wheel, tap on the item Profile and settings and select the item Settings. Now, tap on the option Close the account present nella sezione Account type, press the pulsating Continue And that's it.

In case of problems

If you are having problems with closing your PayPal account, first make sure you have followed all of the above instructions. Also, check that you don't have a negative balance and that you have no pending transactions or disputes.

If the problems persist, all you have to do is contact thePayPal customer support. To proceed, connected to the website of the service, log in to your account, click on the item Help present at the top and select the item Contact us present at the bottom, in the section Other ways to get help.

Now, specify the problem you are experiencing and try to put into practice the indications provided, otherwise select one of the contact options agolable among Send us an email and Call us. In the first case, explain your problem in the field Message and pulsing on pulsating Send, then wait for the response from customer service. The wait is approximately 24 hours.

If, on the other he, you prefer to speak to a live operator, select the option Call us, note the disposable code (valid for one hour) visible on the screen and dial the number 800 975 345. After the welcome message, enter your temporary code and wait online to speak to an operator. The telephone service is active from Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 20.30 and on Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 18.30. while calls from mobile phones may involve costs related to the operator used.



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