How to Transfer Paypal Balance to GCash in Philippines

Updated on May 22, 2018
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Withdrawing Paypal Balance using GCash in the Philippines
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Getting your earnings via Paypal can be both fun and frustrating at the same time. It always feels very fulfilling receiving revenue over the platform, but at some point we may very feel lost as to how we can make use of our Paypal earnings especially for us Filipinos wherein the use of Paypal can be limited. Thankfully, there is now a mobile app called "GCash" which we can use as an option to withdraw earnings from Paypal.

In this article, we will be learning as to what GCash is and how to make the transfer.

What is GCash?

To give you a brief idea, GCash is a service by Globe, one of the leading telecommunication network in the Philippines, which eventually evolved into an app. It's basically a digital wallet where you can transfer funds to peers and buy prepaid load.

The good thing about using GCash as a way to withdraw your Paypal balance is that they don't charge anything. Also, there is currently no minimum amount to make the transfer. Now, I find this very useful because normally I needed to wait for my Paypal balance to reach P7,000 just so I can avoid the P50 bank transfer fee. With GCash, I can immediately do the transfer.

Another thing I noticed is that the transfer happens in real time. Typically, when withdrawing via a bank, it takes me a total of 5-7 days to receive my Paypal balance. With the app, the earnings gets transferred immediately.


Why should you transfer/withdraw your Paypal balance via GCash?
Why should you transfer/withdraw your Paypal balance via GCash?

Easy Steps to Transfer Paypal to GCash Wallet

To ensure smooth understanding of the procedures, I listed below the general outline on how to withdraw Paypal balance to your GCash wallet . Now, if by any chance, you are familiar with any of the steps, feel free to just skip any of them.

  1. Creating a GCash account
  2. Authorizing GCash to transfer balance from Paypal
  3. Transferring Paypal funds to GCash wallet
  4. Using GCash wallet to pay for your needs


Creating a GCash account

Okay, so the first and the most vital step is for you to have a GCash account. Now, if you don’t have any GCash account at the moment, you can download the app into your phone and register from there. Note, however, that you can only register via your mobile phone, since it redirects you automatically to either Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

The registration steps are very easy to follow. You just need to provide the usual basic information such as your name, occupation and address.

Authorizing GCash to transfer balance from Paypal

Once you already have your account, the next step is to authorize GCash to transact with Paypal on your behalf. There is a bulit-in feature inside the app where you can do this. All you need to do is to click on “My Account” then press “Paypal”.

The app will then ask you to input your Paypal email address. Upon tapping "Proceed", you will be redirected to the Paypal website within the app where you'll input your password. Tap on the “Authorize” button to confirm. After this, you’ll receive an email from Paypal for successfully authorizing GCash.

By this time, you are almost ready to have your Paypal balance transferred to your GCash wallet.

Now, if you are having difficulties following the procedures, you may want to check out the images below to assist you in this step. Just tap on the thumbnails to see the images.

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On the home page, just click on the button at the upper leftmost corner to access "My Account"Upon clicking on "My Account", press on "Paypal"You will be asked to input your Paypal email address and then hit on proceed at the upper right cornerInput your Paypal password and hit on Authorize button to proceed giving access to GCash
On the home page, just click on the button at the upper leftmost corner to access "My Account"
On the home page, just click on the button at the upper leftmost corner to access "My Account"
Upon clicking on "My Account", press on "Paypal"
Upon clicking on "My Account", press on "Paypal"
You will be asked to input your Paypal email address and then hit on proceed at the upper right corner
You will be asked to input your Paypal email address and then hit on proceed at the upper right corner
Input your Paypal password and hit on Authorize button to proceed giving access to GCash
Input your Paypal password and hit on Authorize button to proceed giving access to GCash

Transferring Paypal funds to GCash wallet

We're almost there!

The next step is to tap “Cash In” and then “Paypal to GCash” where you enter the amount of any currency you want to transfer. Paypal then automatically converts the balance to PHP at its prevailing rate, and instantly transfers it to your GCash wallet.

Again, feel free to navigate through the photos below to assist you in transferring Paypal balance to your GCash wallet.


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To initiate this step, tap on the "Cash In" icon encircled in this photoThen tap on "Paypal to GCash"You will be asked from which balance you intend to withdraw. Since I have USD, I tapped on USD.Enter the balance you want to transfer to your GCash. If this is not in PHP, it will automatically be converted to pesoPaypal prompts that you successfully transferred your balance to GcashYou will then receive an SMS informing you of the received amount in pesoIf you check your Paypal, the transaction will be recorded as well.
To initiate this step, tap on the "Cash In" icon encircled in this photo
To initiate this step, tap on the "Cash In" icon encircled in this photo
Then tap on "Paypal to GCash"
Then tap on "Paypal to GCash"
You will be asked from which balance you intend to withdraw. Since I have USD, I tapped on USD.
You will be asked from which balance you intend to withdraw. Since I have USD, I tapped on USD.
Enter the balance you want to transfer to your GCash. If this is not in PHP, it will automatically be converted to peso
Enter the balance you want to transfer to your GCash. If this is not in PHP, it will automatically be converted to peso
Paypal prompts that you successfully transferred your balance to Gcash
Paypal prompts that you successfully transferred your balance to Gcash
You will then receive an SMS informing you of the received amount in peso
You will then receive an SMS informing you of the received amount in peso
If you check your Paypal, the transaction will be recorded as well.
If you check your Paypal, the transaction will be recorded as well.

Using GCash wallet to pay for your needs

Since the crediting is done instantly, you can immediately use the funds to pay for your bills. You can do this by tapping onto the "Pay Bills" icon on the home screen and you can select from the list of merchants with whom you want toto transact with. Normally, you will find there a few Credit Card companies, utility companies (such as Meralco) and etc. There are also a handful of stores and restaurants within the country that are now accepting payment via GCash, so you can use it there as well.

Now, if it's really physical cash that you want, you can check out my other article here: How to Withdraw From Paypal to Your Bank Account

Now that you know that you can withdraw using GCash, will you be using this service for your Paypal balance moving forward?

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If you have any problems, comments or suggestions regarding the topic, just feel free to drop some comments below, and I'll try to help you out the best way I can.

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      hazel 

      2 hours ago

      hi sir .. bkt po ilan ulit n po ako ng try na ilipat ang money ko paypal to gcash ayaw po

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      6 hours ago from Manila

      @Rowena I believe this is possible, since you'll be getting his "permission" by authorizing GCash to get balance from your dad's Paypal.

      If this technique doesn't work (which I don't think will be the case), you may need to open a GCash account for your dad.

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      Rowenna 

      8 hours ago

      Pwede po ba ako magwithdraw PayPal to GCash if magkaiba name? For example name sa PayPal is sa father ko pero sa gcash it's my own name

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