Ever wonder what your Venmo Friends list is for? Learn more about what friends are, how to add friends, and how to remove them.
Why should I add friends on Venmo?
Adding friends is an important part of the Venmo experience. While you don’t have to be friends with someone on Venmo to pay them, it helps ensure that your payments are going to the right place (and helps your friends find you)!
Can I add my phone contacts as Venmo Friends?
When you sign up for Venmo (or right before you use a feature for the first time), you’ll be asked to grant Venmo permission to access the contacts on your phone. If you allow access, we’ll look for any friends that are already on Venmo and automatically add them to your friend list (and you’ll be added to theirs).
Can I add friends using my "Venmo Me" QR code?
If you're face to face with someone you want to add, open the Venmo code scanner in the app and point it at the "Venmo Me" QR code on their screen. Once their code is centered it will take you straight to their profile page - no need to click! If someone sends you a personal QR code just click on the link and it will bring you right into the Venmo app on their profile page.
How do I remove friends?
To remove a friend on Venmo (from the app or web), all you need to do is navigate to your friend’s Venmo profile. On the web, click the three dots in the upper right-hand corner and select Remove as Friend. In the app, simply tap the Friends button and then tap Unfriend!
Where can I see my Venmo Friends list?
You can view your friends list in the Venmo app. Just tap the number of friends at the top of your Me tab (ex: “200 Friends”) to check it out. You can go to another user’s profile and do the same thing to see their friends list. Depending on your privacy settings, other Users can also view your friends list this way.
You can make your friends list more private:
- Go to the Me tab
- Tap the Settings gear
- Tap Privacy
- Tap Friends List
From there you can select your desired privacy option.
Additionally, you can opt-out of being displayed on other users’ friends lists by toggling the Appear in other users’ friends list at the bottom of the same menu. If toggled “off”, you won’t appear in your friends’ friends lists (no matter their settings).