How To Turn Off Your PayPal.Me Link?


If you purchase or sell things on the internet, the probability that you have used PayPal is pretty high. This platform makes it very simple to exchange funds online. PayPal.Me is here to make things even easier as it provides users with a personalized link they can use to receive payments immediately.

Meaning, the sender will not have to know your name, email address, or phone number, he only needs your link and your cash will get to you.

You PayPal.Me Link Cannot Be Changed Immediately It Is Created

Sadly, as soon as you create it, PayPal.Me links cannot be changed. Because users choose their personal display name when setting it up, the link will become the only way to identify your account and PayPal will make sure it remains unchanged.

You can not delete your PayPal.Me link as well, therefore if you are fed up of using it, your only option is to keep it hidden by turning it off it, so others won’t be able to send you with it.

How Can I Turn Off My PayPal.Me Link?

  • Get yourself logged into your PayPal account by typing in your email address and password.
  • In the upper right-hand corner of your home screen, tap the little gear icon to head to your Account Settings.
Turn Off PayPal.Me Link
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Turn Off PayPal.Me Link
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  • An “Are you sure?” prompt should be visible, tap “Turn Off” as confirmation. Your PayPal.Me link will then be disabled.

To create a new PayPal.Me link, you have to sign up for a new PayPal account first.

More Information About Paypal

PayPal Holdings Inc trading as PayPal, is an American company operating a worldwide online payments system that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders. The company operates as a payment processor for online vendors, auction sites, and many other commercial users, for which it charges a fee in exchange for benefits such as one-click transactions and password memory. PayPal’s payment system, also called PayPal, is considered a type of payment rail.


Established in 1998 as Confinity, PayPal had its initial public offering in 2002, and became a wholly owned subsidiary of eBay later that year. eBay spun off PayPal in 2015. The company ranked 222nd on the 2018 Fortune 500 of the largest United States corporations by revenue.

At a 2019 World Economic Forum panel in Davos, founder Luke Nosek stated that PayPal’s initial mission was to “create a global currency that was independent of interference by these, you know, corrupt cartels of banks and governments that were debasing their currencies”. Nosek said this mission ultimately failed because of investor pressure to release a product as soon as possible.

PayPal was established in December 1998 as Confinity, a company that developed security software for handheld devices. PayPal was founded by six persons: Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, Luke Nosek, Ken Howery, Yu Pan and Russel Simmons. PayPal was developed and launched as a money transfer service at Confinity in 1999, funded by John Malloy from BlueRun Ventures.

As of 2019, PayPal operates in 202 markets and has 286 million active, registered accounts. PayPal allows customers to send, receive, and hold funds in 25 currencies worldwide.

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