How to pay for Steam games with your PayPal account

How to pay for Steam games with your PayPal account

Want to buy a new game? The Steam virtual store (Mac | SteamOS | Windows) offers several options for paying for games and additional content. PayPal, a popular instant payment service, is one of them. It is possible to link the accounts of the two platforms and use the registered credit cards to make purchases.

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The PayPal system, however, does not allow the balance of the virtual wallet to be used to make payments. Anyway, it is an interesting option for those looking to centralize financial transactions on just one platform, using credit cards. Check out how to shop on Steam and pay with PayPal.

Steam: how to pay for games with PayPal

Step 1: open Steam and go to the "Store" tab. Click on a game to open its page;

Steam Store Home (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 2: press the green button to add the game to the shopping cart;

Insert a game to your cart (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 3: the platform will redirect to the cart. Choose to buy for your own account or buy as a gift for another profile;

Choose the purchase option (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 4: when selecting the payment method, click on the box and select PayPal;

Choose PayPal among the options (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 5: then click on the PayPal button to proceed to the payment platform website;

Click to access PayPal (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 6: login to your PayPal account;

Access your account (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 7: choose one of the registered cards or register a new one and select "Continue";

Choose a payment card (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 8: Then click on "Confirm and pay" to make the purchase.

Checkout (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)