Venmo App User Positive Comments
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✓ Really handy - a few issuesI use this app a ton and im a huge fan. One thing that enraged me though is that they’ll sometimes keep your money hostage when you try to pay someone , adding in layers of verification requirements while possibly collecting interest on the sums held up- they don't notify the sender that the money they sent was unclaimed allowing the sender to choose an alternative payment channel - I learned from a young homeless woman who had a Venmo account who i sent money to for train fare, that they would not allow her to accept what I sent. I consider this to be abusive of their fiduciary role. I want them to fix this and make it easier for people in her situation to access funds to be able to improve their situation or make it clear to the person who sends money that the money never reaches the intended recipient. I would give them fewer stars for this issue, but i find for regular use with established contacts it works well. I wish i had the option to preschedule payments or set regular payments. I also wish that my venmo balance would apply to my payment when the amount exceeds the balance- instead of sitting there!.Version: 7.21.1
✓ A Must Have in today’s SocietyWith fast moving lives and technology only growing, it’s about time money catches up. Venmo makes it fun easy to send, receive, and request money from your friends and family. If you’re a secluded person or like some privacy then just make your transactions private so no one can see them. The only person that sees a private transaction is you and the person you are sending, requesting, or receiving money from. Your received money is then stored in your own secure account until you decide to transfer it to your bank. My transfers usually take about and hour to a day. The more you use the app the better and faster it gets. If your 18 and can’t wait to transfer your money you can sign up for the Venmo card that connects to your Venmo secure account balance. That way you don’t have to wait. Those cards come in a variety of colors, so there is one for everyone. If you haven’t tried Venmo already I highly suggest you give it a go. You don’t know what you’re missing out on..Version: 7.37.0
✓ Was good-they Dont support joint accountsThey were great. Until I was had to change my bank to my husbands because we’re married. I tried to add my bank account but it wouldn’t let me. I contacted Venmo they that since my husband already was connected to our checking I couldn’t. They only allow one Venmo per checking account. They said I would have to add my debit or credit card which they will take 1% for debit charges and 3% for credit. I use Venmo more than my husband so we decided I would link my Venmo to the checking account and he would link his account to our debit card. He deleted the checking account but it still wouldn’t let me link to checking. Contacted Venmo again and they said that even though he deleted the bank, he still is linked to the account until he calls them himself to “release” his account.. suspect. My husband is a marine so he isn’t home often. He was out in the field at the time so I had to wait til he was home. But when he gets off work, they’re customer service is closed. This has been so ridiculous. Does everyone else know that their bank account stays linked even after they delete it.. doesn’t seem very cool..Version: 7.29.0
✓ Much easier to use than writing a paper check.Very easy to use money transferred instantly. Much easier than writing a traditional check. I believe Venmo is also PayPal. I took away one star due to privacy. When you sign up it automatically uploads all of your contacts in your phone without warning. It also connects to social media like Facebook. Once you've registered you can change these privacy settings, so be aware to go to settings immediately if you don't want all of your contacts who use Venmo to see your transactions. Also for each transaction you can select if you'd like your friends, the public to see Who you've paid, minus the amount. You can also set each transaction to private. Personally, I don't understand why it's anyone else's business who you pay for what kind of service. It's a Bizzarre concept to me, but then I don't live my life through social media. I am only using Venmo as a form of payment, like cleaning services. Still, it's easy to use and convenient. Just make sure to check Settings before you start transactions unless you want all of your friends, Family and coworkers to know what you're up to..Version: 7.10.0
✓ Great New Gossip FeederIt’s super nice that they make transactions public by default unless you change your settings!!! I got off all social media but can still tell which of my friends are in a relationship based on the Venmo transactions I see going between them. Though honestly, it’s a bit much to have to know that two dudes I went to school with years ago are paying each other back for toilet paper and pizza every week. Why do I even have all these Venmo friends? I never chose them consciously. Being serious though, it’s a very handy, easy-to-use app and becomes more and more convenient as more individuals and businesses start using it. I buy groceries at the farmer’s market, receive payments for dog sitting, etc. all through Venmo... for free! I still don’t know how it’s a sustainable business model for Venmo, but it’s awfully nice for me. And splitting checks at a restaurant or whatever is amazingly simple now... gone are the days of your distant acquaintance saying, “I’ll pay you back when I get a chance to grab cash from an ATM,” and then conveniently forgetting for the rest of her life. Just look her in the eye and state your Venmo handle right from the restaurant table so she has no excuse!.Version: 8.9.0
✓ Bad experience with VENMO!!After 1 hr 26 min hold-time plus countless other phone calls on the same matter, VENMO decided on their own and without a detailed explanation of their decision to BLOCK my Black American Express Centurion card from my profile. All the rep and supervisor say “it’s a security issue” yet AMEX indicates there is ZERO issue on their side. Additionally, no resolution was offered! Not from agent or supervisor. No one said: “let me see what we can do”. “Let’s see how to resolve this”. Instead I heard : “ I’m sorry but there’s nothing we can do”. When I asked to speak to their security department : “ I’m sorry but we cannot transfer you” . When I asked to speak with another supervisor: “ I’m sorry but I’m the top of the line and the only one here today to speak to” It’s not ok and it is unacceptable that a company act this way. So after that long hold time I still do not know 1) what the security flag is 2) how to resolve the matter. VENMO is no longer my company of choice when there are so many others in this field! I’m going to pursue this matter with the correct agency to clear this — ASAP!.Version: 7.31.0
✓ Overall Good Experiences for YearsMy identity was recently stolen and I am waiting for a new debit card in the mail. That incident rendered my current debit card useless until the new one arrives. Because my bank account is attached to my Venmo account, I am able to transfer funds from my bank account directly to my Venmo balance, then use my Venmo card until my new debit card arrives. It made transactions very convenient, and with Venmo rewards I was able to earn almost $5 back after using my Venmo card at Walgreens. That was pretty cool. I love the convenience of Venmo and the fact that many of my friends have it makes it easy to pay people for miscellaneous purchases or goods/services. I recommend Venmo and have been pleased with the app so far. I have had an account for at least a few years now and have never had any huge issues. One time, I did pay someone and they scammed me, but because of Venmo’s policies I wasn’t able to get the money back. I own my mistake and realize that it’s not Venmo’s fault that I was scammed. I do wish they had some better options (like refunds, or at least partial refunds) for people like me who get scammed and don’t realize it until the transaction has been processed. Other than that, I will still continue to use this app and recommend it to others because of its convenience..Version: 8.13.1
✓ Glad to have!Had friends tell me to get this multiple times but never wanted it or needed it until recently I needed this for an important purpose to receive some money so I finally gave in and downloaded VENMO, and I’m so glad that I did. Taking a bit to learn and maneuver but I will get there. One downside I don’t like and that’s aggravating me (although I have set mine to private) is that when I open the app I see people’s business (people I know of that I don’t care to be reminded of and folks I don’t know transactions of sorts, and I find that so very annoying). I still give 5 stars even with the annoyances bc I’m hopeful that with the right setting I can get rid of all that extra junk I see about other folks bc I only care what my personal business is doing, not theirs. Great app. overall that I can tell. Going to be very handy at times for me. Another awesome thing that much use is free and certain usage is very reasonable fee(s) so that makes it much, much better. Thanks VENMO! Regards, A new customer, Brian S..Version: 7.33.1
✓ Absolutely ridiculous!My friend transferred $400 to my account I go to do an instant transfer to my personal checking account and it will not go through. And oh how convenient no customer service support to call because apparently they work bankers hours. How in the world are you going to be a 24/7 cash application and not have any sort of online tech support or offer any live tech-support?? This is literally an emergency situation where I needed to borrow the funds which I did.....I now have my funds sitting in this stupid account which I am unable to touch or have access to and will have no way to contact their customer service until Monday morning it is currently Friday 7:30 PM. I am beyond furious. I knew I should’ve gone with my gut and used the other three different cash apps I have on my phone which worked beautifully and have never had an issue with. I only last minute decided to use this one for the first time tonight never thinking for a second that I would not be able to access my funds. USER BEWARE PLEASE don’t use this stupid application....no tech-support after 4 PM M-F..Version: 7.25.0
✓ Venmo OriginalI was a Venmo original user, telling all my friends this is the future of payments. I started saying “hey guys Venmo me, oh you don’t have Venmo? What’s wrong with you? Don’t you know about Venmo? We don’t need cash to split bills anymore.” We’ll, this was also in a period when Venmo said they would pay users if they invited their friends and they signed up. Until this day, I still get users that sign up, because of me, but Venmo does not pay me like they said they would. While I love their application, I don’t appreciate that they didn’t pay me for getting many of my friends, contacts, and business colleagues on Venmo. Maybe thousands of users but Venmo only paid me for the first few users. Venmo is great, but they owe me. I was inline with the thinking that there must be a better way to pay people, and I found Venmo, which was a simpler way to pay people than PayPal, which many people did not trust at the time. I convinced people that it would be safe and efficient. Venmo owes me for all the people I invited, as they said I would be reimbursed. Great app overall, just pay me. :).Version: 7.23.0