When I am sending money via PayPal there are some recipients which appear in the autocomplete list. This is the list of emails which appear when I start typing recipients email address.

How can I remove them? I can nowhere find address book or something like that.


I tried pressing delete button on entry hover, but the entry did not get deleted. Here is the image.

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  • What browser are you using ? Feb 20, 2013 at 13:40
  • @DeepakKamat Firefox. Do you have this feature in some other folder? Feb 21, 2013 at 11:08

4 Answers 4


You need to remove them from your PayPal Address Book. It's a bit unhandy, but you can:

  1. Go to Request Money in the header
  2. Choose Invoice Settings in the submenu
  3. Select Address Book from the left
  4. Highlight the recipient you want and Delete

PayPal delete recipient

They'll no longer auto-appear in your Send Money list.

  • Paypal's UI has changed and this answer is no longer correct. I'm searching for the new way & will create a new answer when I find it. Apr 25, 2016 at 18:40

Using Paypal's current UI, the new way to get to the address book is:

  1. Select Summary in the top navigation bar
  2. Scroll down to Selling Tools in the left navigation bar and select Manage invoices

    Selling tools

  3. Under Settings select Address Book

    Invoice Settings - Address Book

  4. Select the recipient you want to delete then click [Delete contact]

    Address Book


As of 3/8/17, go to Tools → Invoicing → Settings → Address Book, then you can add/delete contacts.

  • Welcome to Web Applications! If you would add a screenshot, or other details that proves that this actually works, the answer would be much better. Mar 10, 2017 at 9:14

When the email id appears in the auto-complete list, hover the email id that appears in the list and press DELETE button on your keyboard the item should be deleted.

To stop your browser from saving inputs for auto-complete check its documentation.

  • Either I am doing something wrong or this does not work. I will update the question with the image Feb 20, 2013 at 11:08
  • This only works for browser-saved entries. The PayPal recipients aren't in a browser list so you can't use the normal Shift+Del method. Jun 20, 2013 at 12:35

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