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How To Cancel Venmo Payment: Easy Guide

Have you ever sent a payment through Venmo and then regretted it? Maybe you sent too much money or the wrong person, or maybe you just don’t need the money anymore?

Whatever the reason, it’s important to know how to cancel Venmo payment. In this post, we’re going to show you how to do just that.

How to Cancel Venmo Payment

Canceling a Venmo payment is relatively straightforward. You have three options:

  • 1) Log in to your Venmo account and go to your payment history. Find the payment you want to cancel and click “Cancel.”
  • 2) Send the payment cancelation request from your email account associated with your Venmo account. 
    • In the email, include the person’s name and transaction ID of the payment you want to cancel.
  • 3) If you’ve already sent the payment, call Venmo customer service and they will help you cancel it.

What to Do if You Can’t Cancel Your Payment

Canceling a payment on Venmo is easy, as long as you act quickly. If you realize soon after sending the payment that you want to cancel it, head to your recent transactions and select the payment you want to cancel. Tap “Cancel Payment” and confirm. You’re done!

However, if you realize you need to cancel a payment after more than a few hours (or even days), things are a little more complicated.

In this case, Venmo will require that you reach out to them for help.

There are three ways to do this: through the Venmo app, on the Venmo website, or through email.  Whichever way you choose, the process is essentially the same. Here’s what you need to do:

  • State your name, email address, and phone number
  • Include the transaction ID (a unique number assigned to each transaction)
  • Explain why you need to cancel the payment
  • Attach any evidence that supports your claim
  • Hit send

How to Avoid Venmo Payment Problems in the Future

Sending a payment on Venmo is quick and easy, but sometimes mistakes happen. Here are a few steps to help you avoid payment problems in the future:

First, double-check the recipient’s name and account number before you hit send. This will help to avoid any mix-ups and ensure that your payment goes through correctly.

Second, make sure you’re sending payments to people you trust. Venmo is a great way to split bills or pay back friends, but be wary of sending payments to people you don’t know very well.

Finally, always be aware of what you’re spending. Venmo makes it easy to see your transactions and keep track of your spending, so take advantage of this feature and keep tabs on your budget.

What to Do if Your Payment Is Stuck in Processing

If your payment is stuck in processing, here are a few possible solutions:

  • First, try restarting your phone and/or Venmo app.
  • If that doesn’t work, try deleting the Venmo app and reinstalling it.
  • If you’re still having trouble, reach out to Venmo’s support team for help.

How to Dispute a Venmo Payment

If you need to dispute a payment that you’ve already sent, there are a few simple steps you can take.

First, open up the Venmo app and select the payment you want to dispute. Scroll down and hit “Report Payment.” From there, Venmo will ask a few questions about what happened and why you’re disputing the payment.

After you’ve submitted your dispute, Venmo will review your claim and get back to you within a few days. If they find it in your favor, they’ll reverse the payment and refund you. If they don’t find it in your favor, they’ll explain why and the payment will stay processed.

When to Contact Venmo Customer Support

If you’re having trouble canceling a payment, Venmo’s customer support can help. They’re available every day from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm EST. You can contact them by phone, email, or through their website.

There are a few things you’ll need to have handy before you reach out to customer support: the name of the person who sent you the payment, the date of the payment, and the amount of the payment.

READ MORE: How Do I Know If My Venmo Payment Went Through?


Canceling a payment on Venmo is a fairly straightforward process, as long as you have the payment you want to cancel. If you have any trouble, canceling your payment or have questions about Venmo, be sure to reach out to Venmo’s customer service for help.

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