How To Connect (Link) Paypal and Mpesa

How To Connect (Link) Paypal and Mpesa

This article will take you through steps on how to link Mpesa with Paypal. We will show you how easy it is to connect PayPal and Mpesa.

In addition, we will show you how to withdraw money from Mpesa to PayPal.

This was made possible at the beginning of 2018 when Mpesa partnered with Paypal. Thanks to this partnership, registered Mpesa users can now transfer money from Mpesa accounts to Paypal accounts.

Let’s get started with Paypal Mpesa linking.

How to link PayPal to Mpesa Account

To link PayPal to Mpesa together, ensure that you have a registered Safaricom mobile number.

Here is how to link PayPal to Mpesa accounts:

  1. Go to and login with your PayPal username and password
  2. Agree to the PayPal terms and conditions
  3.  Add the M-PESA number you want to link with PayPal
  4. You will receive an SMS from Paypal to your Mpesa number for verification purposes
  5. Key in the verification code to PayPal to complete the linking of PayPal to Mpesa

How To Send Money To Paypal From Mpesa

Paypal Mpesa exchange rate

Follow these steps to send money from Mpesa to PayPal.

  1. Visit the Mpesa and log in to check the exchange rate. However, this is optional.
  2. From your M-PESA, select “Lipa Na M-PESA”, and choose”Pay Bill”.
  3. Enter 800088 as the business number and your phone number as the account number.

How To Withdraw Money from PayPal to M-Pesa?

Now that you have linked your PayPal account to M-Pesa, follow the steps below to withdraw money from Paypal to Mpesa

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your PayPal details and select Withdraw from PayPal
  3. Enter the amount you would like to withdraw and click. Continue to Withdraw.
  4. They will send the money to your M-Pesa account in a few minutes.

The maximum amount you can withdraw per transaction is 150,000 KES

Which Kenyans Banks Can Link with PayPal

1. Standard Chartered Bank
2. Equity Bank
3. Absa Bank
4. Co-operative Bank

Why can’t I link my PayPal to M-PESA?

This often happens when the name of your Paypal account and your Mpesa account are not matching.
Many people are unable to link Paypal to mpesa because of this issue. To solve this problem you have to match the names on your Mpesa account with the Paypal account.

How To Unlink Mpesa from PayPal

Contact thunes from contact form link “” Many people have been able to unlink Mpesa from Paypal after getting in touch with thunes

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