We’re up for a big week in the news, folks. There’s a lot going to happen, from Apple’s big September 12th announcement event to the notably less fun Hurricane Florence, which is currently projected to barrel into the East Coast at a minimum Category 3 status or possibly even worse before the weekend. As the president…
Venmo is an app that should be simple and transactional. Instead, it’s thorny and oftentimes awkward to navigate. It’s truly wild that a self-professed “digital wallet” stirs up so much drama.
The debate over whether social networks should enable privacy settings by default should have ended long ago. While so-called “opt-out” options may have adverse economic effects on some businesses, the range of potential consequences for users whose online exchanges are made public without their explicit knowledge is…
We all make mistakes, but some are worse than others. Make a typo in a text message? No big deal. But if you accidentally tap the “0" one too many times when entering a payment on Venmo or misspell the recipient’s username, well, then you have a problem on your hands—and not much recourse to correct it.
The PayPal-owned app Venmo has grown tremendously in the past couple of years as a way to share money between friends. But as with all financial services, consumers have had a few complaints, according to documents recently obtained by Gizmodo.
It was only a matter of time before spam came to Venmo and, frankly, it’s astonishing that it took so long to figure out the marketing secret: You can message anyone on Venmo, so long as you send them as little as one cent.
Much like yelling “I have a bomb!” in front of a police officer, using certain words or phrases online can often end badly. Now we have one more slangy acronym to add to the list of shit you can’t say on the internet.
The first time I heard about Venmo, it sounded like a miracle. Hell yes, I want to send money to friends with my computerphone! I used Venmo enthusiastically for years. Then, it became a cesspool of awkward emoji and hidden fees, a place where money goes to hide. So I stopped, and you should too.
Joking about drugs, sex workers, and all sorts of other scandalous or weird purchases is part of the fun of using payment app Venmo. It can also get you flagged as a potential security risk.
If you need to send money to a friend, Venmo makes life incredibly easy. The peer-to-peer payment app is a great tool to make sure everyone gets you back for pizza and beer. Unfortunately, it also gives scammers a great opportunity, because it’s not set up to help people get their money back when fraud occurs.
Facebook’s payments feature for the Messenger app has been rolling out slowly across the U.S. and landed in New York City today armed with a couple new features. But how does it stack up against Venmo? I repaid a $5 happy hour debt to fellow Gotham-dwelling Gizmodian Darren Orf to find out.
Facebook Messenger now lets you send payments to your friends—exactly as you would with Venmo or Paypal. Except it's way easier, because just about EVERYONE already has Facebook.
Facebook Messenger has a friend-to-friend payment feature in the works, and it's already set up in the app. It's just not turned on for the general public.
I'm not gonna name names, but someone just mentioned paying for weed with a Square account. It'd be equally easy to use Paypal, Venmo, Bitcoin (RIP) or any of the myriad mobile payment systems that allow you to send money from your phone.
You don't have a Nexus S 4G, or Sprint or the Citi Mastercard required for Google Wallet. But that doesn't you mean you don't wanna live in the future, using your phone to pay for stuff. Here's how to do that right now, no matter what phone you've got.