How to Cancel Recurring Payment on PayPal

PayPal is one of the most secure and practical ways to make payments online, there are several companies and services that charge monthly fees through PayPal. But what if you want to give up on the service? How to stop being charged? This guide will explain how to cancel subscriptions within PayPal.

Cancel a recurring payment/subscription on PayPal from your computer

If you have chosen PayPal to manage payments, you can rest assured that it is very easy to cancel a recurring payment on PayPal. Just follow these steps:

Step:1. Go to and login with your account details. Click on the “gear” in the upper right corner of the screen.

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Step:2. When clicking on the “gear”, a screen with your personal data will be shown. To proceed with canceling the recurring payment, click on the “Financial Information” tab and then click on “Set Automatic payments” in “Automatic Payments“.

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Step:3. The user will be directed to a window where they can manage all pre-approved payments. It shows the monthly subscriptions that are active. On the left side click on the subscription you want to cancel and on the right side click on “Cancel” inside the “Status” field.

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Step:4. The window will open asking if you are sure you want to cancel, click on “Yes”. The subscription will be active for the period paid, then it will be canceled.

After cancellation, no further charges will be made. If the user wishes to make use of the service again, he will have to request new recurring charges directly on the provider’s website.

Can I cancel a subscription through the app?

To cancel using the app, just touch the option “Your activities” and search for the service that is being charged under the option “Sent payments”. Tap on it and then tap “Cancel” within the subscription status.

Whoever prefers can access PayPal through the mobile browser, tap on “Options” in the upper left corner to open the blue side menu. Then tap the gear in the upper right corner of the blue menu to enter the settings. Then the process is the same as the computer.

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