The moment you pay someone, the money is withdrawn from your funding source and sent to your friend’s Venmo balance for them to use. At this time, it’s not possible to cancel a payment that’s been sent in Venmo.
The easiest way to get the funds back is to simply have your friend send you a payment for the same amount. Once the funds are in your Venmo balance, you can transfer those funds back to your bank account.
In instances when the funds are still in Venmo’s system, we can reverse the funds with the recipient’s permission. Please have the recipient reach out to us directly authorizing a reversal and we would be happy to get that done for you.
If you’re looking to cancel a payment that you sent to the wrong person, please see this article for further details and instructions.
You can follow these links if you’re looking to cancel: