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How to Block People on Venmo (Complete 2022 Guide)

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If you’re one of the millions of people who use Venmo to send and receive payments, you may be wondering if you can block someone. After all, with so many people using Venmo, there’s bound to be someone that you’d rather not have access to your transactions.

Luckily, Venmo does allow you to block people, and it’s actually pretty easy to do.

In the post below, I show you step-by-step how to block someone on Venmo.


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Can You Block Someone on Venmo?

You can easily block people on Venmo from within the app and on the website. Blocking someone from your Venmo account will prevent both of you from seeing and interacting with a number of things.

This includes viewing each other’s future payments, mentioning each other from within Venmo, and sending to or requesting money from each other.

So if you’re sick of that one person who always seems to be pestering you for money, go ahead and block them! Your feed will thank you.

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Blocking Someone on Venmo (Step-By-Step)

Blocking someone on Venmo can be done from both the Venmo app and the Venmo website. I’ll show you how to do it from both below.

How to Block Someone Using the Venmo App

1) Open the Venmo app and log in to your Venmo account.

2) Find the profile of the Venmo user you want to block and click on it.

3) When viewing the profile of the person you want to block, click on the 3 dots in the top right corner of the app to open that menu.

4) Click on the block button.

5) A confirmation window will open asking if you really want to block the person. If you do, again click on the block button.

The person will now be blocked and you won’t see their activity in your feed anymore.

How to Block Someone Using the Venmo Website

If you’re not near your phone or would prefer to do it from your computer, you can also block someone on Venmo using the website.

1) Go to the Venmo website and log in to your account.

2) Find the profile of the person you want to block and click on it.

3) When viewing the profile of the person you want to block, click on the 3 dots in the top right corner of the app to open that menu.

4) Click on the block button.

5) A confirmation window will open asking if you really want to block the person. If you do, again click on the block button.

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What Happens When You Block Someone on Venmo?

Now that you know how to block someone on Venmo, let’s go over some of the things that happen when you do so.

Blocking someone on Venmo will prevent both of you from seeing and interacting with each other in a number of ways.

For example, the person you block will no longer be able to see your transactions in their feed, nor will they be able to mention you in a payment or request. You also won’t be able to see their transactions in your feed, and you won’t be able to send them payments or requests.

Lastly, if you have any mutual friends on Venmo, they will no longer be able to see that you’re friends with the person you blocked.

There are a few things to note, however. Just because you block someone on Venmo doesn’t mean that they won’t be able to see your transactions if they’re mentioned in them.

For example, if you make a payment to someone and mention the person you blocked in the payment description, they will still be able to see that payment. However, they won’t be able to see any future payments or requests from you unless you unblock them.

Another thing to note is that blocking someone on Venmo does not automatically cancel any pending payments or requests between the two of you. So if you have a request for $100 pending from the person you just blocked, they will still be able to see it and potentially even cancel it. If you want to cancel a pending payment or request, you’ll need to do so manually.

Finally, it’s important to note that blocking someone on Venmo is not the same as blocking them on your phone. When you block someone on Venmo, they will still be able to contact you through other means, such as your phone number or email address.

If you want to completely block someone so that they can’t contact you at all, you’ll need to block them on your phone as well.

Common Reasons for Blocking People on Venmo

Have you ever had someone Venmo you for money and then immediately block you afterward so you couldn’t see the transaction? Or maybe you’re the one who’s done that- we’ve all been there.

When it comes to money, things can get a little awkward between friends, so it’s not surprising that people use the block feature on Venmo pretty frequently.

While it might seem a little harsh, blocking someone on Venmo is actually a pretty common practice, and there are a number of reasons why someone might do it. Some people block others to stop seeing their transactions in their feed, while others do it to prevent mutual friends from seeing that they’re friends with the person. In some cases, people might even block someone to cancel a pending payment or request.

Whatever the reason, if you’ve been blocked on Venmo, don’t take it personally- it’s just money after all.

How Does Blocking Someone on Venmo affect Transaction History?

When you block someone on Venmo, you’re probably hoping that it will erase all evidence of your past transactions with that person. Unfortunately, that’s not the case and your transaction history will still be visible.

Blocking someone on Venmo will only prevent them from seeing your future transactions with other people. However, the person you blocked can still see the transactions that were made before they were blocked.

How to block someone on Venmo
Woman sitting on couch using Venmo.

Can Someone See If You Block Them on Venmo?

When you block someone on Venmo, they won’t get a notification that you’ve blocked them. However, they will be able to see that you’ve blocked them if they look. So, if you’re trying to avoid someone, it’s best to just delete them from your contacts entirely. That way, they won’t be able to see anything about you at all.

And if you’re ever worried that someone is seeing something they shouldn’t be on Venmo, you can always report them to the Venmo team. They’ll take care of it for you.

How You Can Tell if Someone Blocks You on Venmo

The only way you can really tell if someone blocks you on Venmo is by trying to send money to them or request money from them within Venmo. If they have you blocked, you won’t be able to find their profile.

How You Can Tell If Someone Blocked You on Venmo (Step-By-Step)

1) Open the Venmo app and log in to your account.

2) Press the blue “Pay or Request” button.

3) Start typing the name of the person you think may have blocked you. If the person was in your contacts but now no longer shows up, they either deleted their Venmo account or they have you blocked.

4) If you aren’t sure if you had them in your contacts, start typing their name and then click on “See more results…”. This will bring up Venmo users that you don’t have in your contact list. If you still aren’t able to find that person, they either deleted their Venmo account or blocked you.


Wrapping Up

Venmo is a great way to send and receive money, but what happens if you need to block someone? Blocking someone on Venmo is easy and only takes a few seconds. Once you block someone, they won’t be notified, but it’s still possible for them to tell that you’ve blocked them.

Blocking a person won’t prevent them from being able to see your past transactions with them. It will only prevent both of you from seeing and interacting with each other’s profiles, viewing each other’s future payments, mentioning each other from within Venmo, and from sending or requesting money from each other.

So if you need to block someone on Venmo, don’t worry, it’s easy to do and won’t take long.

References

  1. https://help.venmo.com/hc/en-us/articles/222478088-Blocking-Another-User
  2. https://help.venmo.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=624807