PayPal is a very convenient way of sending money, receiving money and making payments online. PayPal has been around for decades and it was one of the first online payment systems that gained worldwide probability. One of the benefits of using PayPal is that you do not have to expose your credit card information to dozens of websites all over the internet. You can save your credit card information only in PayPal and then use PayPal to make payments worldwide on millions of websites.
If you use PayPal regularly in your web browser, then chances are you may end up enabling PayPal One Touch because you are too busy rushing through the payment and missed reading what PayPal was showing. PayPal One Touch when enabled makes it easy to quickly make payments online. With it enabled in a browser, you do not have to enter your PayPal username and password for making a payment. You do not even have to specify a payment method as it uses your default payment method (for example, a credit card). When One Touch is enabled, PayPal will send you an email message regarding this.
But if you share your computer with others, then they will also be able to use PayPal One Touch to do online shopping and other kinds of online payment without requiring your PayPal credentials. For shared computers, you should disable One Touch. Here is how:
- Open a desktop web browser in your PC, visit https://www.paypal.com/ and login to your PayPal account.
- Click on the Settings icon (cogwheel) near top-right corner. Then select Security section. Alternatively, you can also visit https://www.paypal.com/myaccount/settings/security directly.
- Find the setting Stay logged in for faster purchases and click on Edit next to it.
- It will show you all the devices on which One Touch is enabled. You can click on Log out next to the device for which you want to disable PayPal One Touch.
Other than disabling PayPal One Touch, it is also advised that you enable PayPal’s two-step verification and always log out from PayPal account after using PayPal for online purchases or other type of transactions.