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Venmo: Text Money Transfer Between Friends

Umar 13-10-2010

Have you ever been to a restaurant and discovered that you left your wallet at home? In such situations, your friends are the best ones to help. Venmo is a web tool that facilitates money between friends.


Venmo is a web service with a wonderful concept behind: it lets friends SMS text money transfer each other. Here is how it works: you create an account on the Venmo website; next you select your smartphone type such as iPhone or BlackBerry; then you link your bank account or credit card to your Venmo account.

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text money transfer

After all that is done, you can connect your friends’ Venmo accounts to your own and then pay or charge your friends. Your account history is given a “˜social’ touch by making it visible in a payment stream; this way your friends can view to whom you have paying or charging and for what.

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You can also categorize some of your friends as “trusted” contacts; this will auto-approve the transactions and notify you of them.


  • A great service to facilitate casual payments between friends.
  • Link up your bank account or credit card with your account.
  • Highly secure.
  • Provides a “trusted contacts” category that automatically approves transactions.

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  1. Shade
    December 14, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Sounds great except for the requirement to have a facebook account.

    How about people who have real lives and don't need facebook?