You can use PayPal on Steam to pay for games, in-game cosmetics, and more — here’s how

It's easy to use PayPal on Steam.

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It’s easy to use PayPal on Steam.
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Thanks to the internet, there’s a slew of ways you can pay for products both online and in person.

Steam is one of the many marketplaces that let you pay using not just a card, but also your PayPal account.

Although PayPal is used in nearly every country in the world, there are unfortunately places where it isn’t available. Here’s a list of all the countries where you can use PayPal.

Here’s how to use PayPal on Steam, no matter whether you’re using the PC or Mac version.

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How to use PayPal to pay for your games on Steam

1. Launch the Steam app on your computer.

2. Look through the Steam store and select the items you’re interested in purchasing.

3. After you choose what games or other items you want to purchase, head to your shopping cart. Select “Purchase for myself” or “Purchase as a gift.”

4. When you reach the “Payment Method” page, click the drop-down box and choose “PayPal,” and then “Continue.”

Click on the drop-down box and select

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Click on the drop-down box and select “PayPal” as your payment method.
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5. On the next page, you’ll see a yellow PayPal button. Click it and a new page will appear, allowing you to log into your PayPal account.

Log into your PayPal account by clicking on the yellow PayPal button.

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Log into your PayPal account by clicking on the yellow PayPal button.
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6. After you log into your PayPal account, select which credit/debit card or bank account you want to use to pay for your Steam purchase.

7. Review the information on PayPal, and then click “Agree & Pay” to use PayPal to pay for your purchase.

Confirm the information, and then confirm your purchase on PayPal.

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Confirm the information, and then confirm your purchase on PayPal.
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Steam will take a moment to process the purchase. Once it does, you’ll be sent a receipt, and the items you purchased will be added to your account or sent to the person you gifted them to.

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