In the app, there is an icon in the upper right hand corner of the home screen with a square and a pencil. You can add as many friends as you’d like to pay or charge, the amount, and a note. Once you’re ready, tap “Request” or “Pay” depending on the action you want to take and you should be all set!
Do I need to add money to Venmo to pay someone?
Nope! You don't need to add money to Venmo, however the payments that you receive from friends will increase your Venmo balance. From there, you can use the money in your Venmo balance for payments that do not exceed the amount that is available.
However, if your payment is for more than what is available in your balance, we'll simply fund the entire payment from your primary funding source (bank account or card).
For more information on how your balance works, check out this article.
It is worth noting, that in some rare cases, there may be a problem processing a payment. If we identify an issue, funds may not be available to the recipient right away and may cause a bank transfer to be delayed or blocked. If we need to cancel your payment or transfer, a notification will be sent to you and/or the recipient via email, and you may need to choose a different payment method outside of Venmo.