Tired of asking your friends to pay you back? Good news - there are a few ways that you can invite your friends to use Venmo!
New user payments
The easiest way to invite your friends to use Venmo is by sending them a payment using their phone number or email address. This recipient will show up in your feed as a New User until your friend signs up. Once you’ve sent the payment they’ll get an email or text with a link to sign up and accept the funds that you sent them. If they are having any trouble locating that payment, please have them contact us and we’ll be happy to help out.
Remember that you can always cancel/take back a payment you sent to a New User as long as they haven’t accepted the payment yet.
When you invite your friends to sign up for Venmo, we'll send them an email containing a link they can use to sign up. If they don't sign up after a period of time, we'll send them a reminder of your invite. This option, along with other notifications and alerts can be turned off by customizing your notifications:
- Log in to venmo.com
- Select Settings
- Select Notifications
From here you can edit your contact information, choose which notifications you'd like to receive, and how you would like to receive them via text/SMS, email, or from our app.
Note: to receive notifications from our app, you need to enable push notifications for the Venmo app in your device settings.
Does Venmo offer any referral bonus if I invite my friends to sign up?
Venmo sometimes runs referral programs. When participating in these programs, you’ll need to follow specific instructions for inviting friends to Venmo.