Founded in 1998, PayPal is one of the oldest and popular digital payment platform, which is available in over 200 markets worldwide and enables users to receive payments in more than 100 currencies, withdraw in 56 currencies and hold a balance in the account in 25 currencies.
The payments platform is now rivalled by the likes of Paytm in India, which have emerged following demonetisation of Indian currency notes in November 2016, which saw a push for a transition to a digital economy. However, PayPal remains the go-to choice of users in India and others worldwide who want to send or receive payments globally.
To access your PayPal account, you need to have the credentials right. If you think there was some suspicious activity on your Paypal account and want to change your password but can’t find the settings, don’t worry we’ve got you covered.
If you’re new to the platform or aren’t able to find your way around, here is a simple guide to help you enhance your security by changing your password on PayPal.
Currently it’s not possible to change your PayPal password or even the security questions via the smartphone app. You’ll have login to your PayPal account via a PC or by requesting for a desktop website on your smartphone browser.
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How to change your PayPal password?
Log in to your PayPal account on its website and follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Click on the Settings (gear) icon at the top-right of the screen.Step 2: On the next page, click on the Security tab. Then click on Update beside Password (Create or update your password).Step 3: On the pop-up window, first enter your current password, then in the box below that enter your new password and then enter your new password again to confirm in the box below. Once done, click on the Change Password button. Note: According to PayPal’s guidelines, your password should be between 8-20 characters and include at least one number and a symbol ([email protected]#$%^&*).
You can also change your PayPal account’s Security Questions by following the same method, except in Step 2, click on the Update button beside Security Questions — the second option on the Security page in PayPal’s settings.
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