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iPhone Update Released.

· by Venmo

Yesterday, we released an updated version of the Venmo iPhone app with new features & enhancements.

Connect with Foursquare & Twitter

Now, If you ask to share a payment on foursquare or Twitter but are not yet connected,

Venmo iPhone App: Share on Facebook, foursquare, Twitter

you’re prompted to connect.

Venmo iPhone App: Connect to Twitter

Other Updates

  • Updated card.io to 1.1.1. Collect zip & send immediately.
  • Fixed “Cancel Friend” issue.
  • Login with short usernames now allowed.
  • Allow redirect back to third-party apps after payment completion.

Get the updated version of the Venmo iPhone app from the App Store.

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iPhone Update Released!

· by Venmo

Today, we released an updated version of the Venmo iPhone app with some awesome new features.

Lock it Up

Ever give someone a fist-pound without locking it up? Just doesn’t feel right, does it?

That’s why we added the new passcode lock feature. This feature lets you lock the Venmo app with a four-digit PIN in case your cat gets a hold of your iPhone.  This was our most common feature request for the Venmo iPhone App, so thanks to everyone who asked for passcode lock for inspiring us!

passcode lock

So, next time your friend tells you sending money through the Interwebs is not secure. Ask them if their wallet has a lock on it…

Scan a Card

Snap a picture of your debit or credit card to add it to your account.

To add a new card, tap Credit Cards in Settings, and tap the “+” button.

scan card

Faster Foursquare Checkins

We made it even easier to share payments you make at places as Foursquare checkins with a simple checkbox. Try it out next time you split the dinner bill, and in addition to checking you in, we’ll keep track of how much you’re spending at your favorite places. 

Venmo foursquare

Also…

Of course, we also fixed some issues and made some other enhancements, like the ability to manage your text & email notification settings. We hope you enjoy the latest version of the app!

Get the updated version of the Venmo iPhone app from the App Store.

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Money in the bank, fast.

· by Venmo

When we started last year, adding your bank account and withdrawing money into it for the first time could take up to 2 weeks. Wow, how times have changed.

Today, we’re happy to tell you that you can add a bank account, verify it in seconds, and we'll show you the estimated arrival date. 

Now when you split dinner with your uninitiated friends, they can go from being Venmo newbies to having money in their bank accounts in 24 hours!

We would love to hear from you, about this or anything else on Venmo. Talk to us at feedback@venmo.com.

Thanks, and have a great week.

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This Made My Day

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iPhone App Update - Cash Out & Stats

· by Venmo

We just updated Venmo for iPhone with two killer new features.

Cash Out

You no longer need to worry about visiting the website to withdraw money to your bank account. Just cash out directly from within the iPhone App!

Stats

We added a new tab in the Payments section of the app where you can find a quick summary of your spending. Tell us on Twitter or Facebook how much you have sent and received on Venmo this week or in total.

Enjoy!

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Happy Holi

· by Venmo

A belated happy Holi from team Venmo!

A belated happy Holi from team Venmo!

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We're at SXSW

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We’re at SXSW with iPads and Cash - Look For Blue Venmo T-Shirts  
 Just use the Venmo app for iPhone or Android to pay a friend at a location in Austin and share it with your friends to enter. The more payments you make, the higher your chances of winning.    » Learn more  
   We’re launching rockets with iPods attached. Blast off!       Venmo, Launchrock, and Hive76 are launching rockets. Catch an iPad Gift Certificate or an iPod on a parachute. Awesome.   » Learn more  
   There are tons of ways to use Venmo at SXSW  
   Collect money for tix to a show  
  Get paid back for the hotel  
  Split lunch  
  Happy hour  
  Find someone in a Venmo T, get them to buy you lunch! 
     
 Find someone from Venmo wearing one of these blue t-shirts, and get them to send you some money!

We’re at SXSW with iPads and Cash - Look For Blue Venmo T-Shirts

Just use the Venmo app for iPhone or Android to pay a friend at a location in Austin and share it with your friends to enter. The more payments you make, the higher your chances of winning.  
» Learn more


We’re launching rockets with iPods attached. Blast off!

Venmo SXSW
Venmo, Launchrock, and Hive76 are launching rockets. Catch an iPad Gift Certificate or an iPod on a parachute. Awesome. 
» Learn more


There are tons of ways to use Venmo at SXSW

Find someone in a Venmo T, get them to buy you lunch!

Venmo SXSW

Find someone from Venmo wearing one of these blue t-shirts, and get them to send you some money!

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Venmo Trends in Social Payments, 2010

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We recently performed a study of Venmo social payments data from last year that uncovered some interesting trends and insights into how people are using their phones to pay for things with their friends. One of the reports we found most compelling was a categorization of all social payments made on Venmo over the last year. While there were thousands of different ways people used Venmo, a few categories made up the majority of payments.

Based on these findings, we’re working on some new features that should make Venmo even easier and more fun to use for these popular activities.  Look forward to seeing some new releases very soon, but for now, enjoy perusing the most popular payment categories of 2010.

Most Popular Payment Categories

1. Food & Drink

Popular in this category:

lunchcoffeedinnerbeerpizzasushithaisandwich

tacosbrunchburgerburritowine, and tea

How much did you spend on tacos last year?

2. Going Out

Popular in this category:

tonightticketspartybarweekendmovie, and wedding

Given that these payments were made for the most part from mobile devices, we were surprised tix were not more popular than tickets.

3. Household

Popular in this category:

rentgroceriesutilitiescleaningcomcastcable

electriclaundry, and internet

These household payments (eg, comcast ) are probably the most utilitarian of Venmo payments. Paying for cable somehow is just not as exciting as paying for a party.

4. Travel

Popular in this category:

gasget a ridecarski tripbus, and taxi/cab

Some of our personal favorite travel expenses: gas and tolls. You can make these payments from the passenger’s seat and you don’t have to worry about the driver tyring to graciously refuse your contribution.

Top Meals Split

Splitting meals was an incredibly popular social payment among Venmo users, with the most frequent being lunch.

Top Drinks Shared

Venmo users never have to remember who has the next round, because they settle up using our iPhone and Android apps—and, apparently they are highly caffeinated!

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Say Hello to Help.Venmo.Com

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Venmo Winter Updates: New Help Center, Faster Withdrawals 
 Say Hello to help.venmo.com 
 You have questions, we have answers. We just built a brand new  Help Center .  It’s got answers to frequently asked questions, tips, notes on security, and all sorts of other great information. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, use the help center to ask us directly. 
 Faster Withdrawals 
 We’re very happy to announce that after months of working with our banking partners, we’ve cut withdrawal times in half. Withdrawing money to your bank account now takes only 1-3 business days (a big improvement over the previous 4-6 business day turn around). Speeding up this process was the most common request we heard from all of you, so we’re very excited to be able to improve your experience with the faster cash outs! 
  Setup your bank account  right now to take advantage of faster withdrawal times.

Venmo Winter Updates: New Help Center, Faster Withdrawals

Say Hello to help.venmo.com

You have questions, we have answers. We just built a brand new Help Center.  It’s got answers to frequently asked questions, tips, notes on security, and all sorts of other great information. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, use the help center to ask us directly.

Faster Withdrawals

We’re very happy to announce that after months of working with our banking partners, we’ve cut withdrawal times in half. Withdrawing money to your bank account now takes only 1-3 business days (a big improvement over the previous 4-6 business day turn around). Speeding up this process was the most common request we heard from all of you, so we’re very excited to be able to improve your experience with the faster cash outs!

Setup your bank account right now to take advantage of faster withdrawal times.

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Venmo on THV

· by Venmo

This video from Todays THV does a really nice job of explaining the fun ways to use Venmo with your friends.

There are many times in life when you’re out with family or friends and you decide to make a purchase but don’t have cash. Your friend offers to pay for you and you say “I’ll get you next time.” Now you don’t have have wait for that next time!


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Venmo on CNN

· by Venmo

CNN recently aired a great segment on your phone becoming your wallet. They showed off some of the newest and coolest payments apps, including Venmo. So, when you’re not using the Starbucks iPhone app to buy yourself coffee, get the Venmo app and use it to send your friend a mid-afternoon latte to get them through the day!

Checkout Venmo on CNN here http://bit.ly/hG4cJd!

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Latest Release of Venmo for Android

· by Venmo

The Latest Release of Venmo for Android is Now Live! 
 In addition to a bunch of performance improvements, we added a much requested feature that allows you to require a PIN every time you make a payment.  You can setup your PIN in the Security Preferences section of the app. Enjoy the newest release, and happy holidays! 
 Don’t have the Venmo Android app yet? Search “Venmo” in the Android market or get the app at   https://venmo.com/android

The Latest Release of Venmo for Android is Now Live!

In addition to a bunch of performance improvements, we added a much requested feature that allows you to require a PIN every time you make a payment.  You can setup your PIN in the Security Preferences section of the app. Enjoy the newest release, and happy holidays!

Don’t have the Venmo Android app yet? Search “Venmo” in the Android market or get the app at https://venmo.com/android

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Venmo for iPhone Updates

· by Venmo

Venmo for iPhone Updates—Push Notifications and Commenting! 
 The newest release of Venmo for iPhone has push notifications, so now those of you who don’t enjoy SMS messages for payments can turn of texts and turn on push. Ch-ching! 
 Plus, now you can comment on and reply to payments, right inside the app. Don’t forget to send a thank you next time your roommate pays you back for groceries… 
 Don’t have the app yet? Get  Venmo for your iPhone  right now! 
  
 By the way: did you know you can pay anyone in your address book, even if they don’t have an iPhone or a Venmo account?

Venmo for iPhone Updates—Push Notifications and Commenting!

The newest release of Venmo for iPhone has push notifications, so now those of you who don’t enjoy SMS messages for payments can turn of texts and turn on push. Ch-ching!

Plus, now you can comment on and reply to payments, right inside the app. Don’t forget to send a thank you next time your roommate pays you back for groceries…

Don’t have the app yet? Get Venmo for your iPhone right now!

By the way: did you know you can pay anyone in your address book, even if they don’t have an iPhone or a Venmo account?

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Newest Release of Venmo Android App is Out!

· by Venmo

Ch-ching! The Newest Release of the Venmo Android App is Now Available in the Market 
 With this latest release, instead of subscribing to alerts for new payments and comments via SMS, you can now opt to have these notifications pushed directly to your device. Because your payments now integrate seamlessly with all of your other device notifications, you can jump straight to the comment thread and reply to a friend with a single tap on the alert about a new payment. This makes it incredibly easy to send a “thank you” or followup when someone pays you back. 
 Give it a shot, and let us know what you think. 
 p.s. If you love the new Venmo payment alert sound as much as we do,  Tweet us ! 
 p.p.s. Don’t have the Venmo Android app? Get it  here ! Don’t have Android? Checkout our  iPhone App . (And don’t worry, iPhone Venmo-ers, we have a new release coming soon for you too!)

Ch-ching! The Newest Release of the Venmo Android App is Now Available in the Market

With this latest release, instead of subscribing to alerts for new payments and comments via SMS, you can now opt to have these notifications pushed directly to your device. Because your payments now integrate seamlessly with all of your other device notifications, you can jump straight to the comment thread and reply to a friend with a single tap on the alert about a new payment. This makes it incredibly easy to send a “thank you” or followup when someone pays you back.

Give it a shot, and let us know what you think.

p.s. If you love the new Venmo payment alert sound as much as we do, Tweet us!

p.p.s. Don’t have the Venmo Android app? Get it here! Don’t have Android? Checkout our iPhone App. (And don’t worry, iPhone Venmo-ers, we have a new release coming soon for you too!)

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Android Updates

· by Venmo

Venmo for Android Updates! 
 We just made some great updates to our Android app that we think you’ll really enjoy.  The biggest difference is that the app is much, much faster and more stable. 
 Also new in this release, you can view comments on your payments and friends’ payments, and add comments to any payment involving you or one of your friends. 
 Enjoy, and let us know what you think (  http://bit.ly/aOn4OU   )!  
 Download the app here:  https://venmo.com/android

Venmo for Android Updates!

We just made some great updates to our Android app that we think you’ll really enjoy.  The biggest difference is that the app is much, much faster and more stable.

Also new in this release, you can view comments on your payments and friends’ payments, and add comments to any payment involving you or one of your friends.

Enjoy, and let us know what you think ( http://bit.ly/aOn4OU  )! 

Download the app here: https://venmo.com/android

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Friends Make Venmo Better

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Include More Friends in Your Payments Just by @Mentioning Them  
  We’ve seen a lot of people publishing social payments through the Venmo    iPhone    and    Android    apps to tell their friends when they are doing fun things like going to restaurants, playing team sports, or going on ski trips.  
     Sometimes, in addition to publishing the payment to all of your Venmo friends, it’s nice to more directly include some friends. We’ve seen some users CC-ing friends just like they would @mention them on Twitter or tag them in a Facebook post. To make sure none of your friends miss a payment that you tag them in, we’ll notify anyone whose Venmo username is included with an @metion in your payment note.      So now you can pay Dave for lunch and thank Ted for a good recommendation with a just one Venmo!

Include More Friends in Your Payments Just by @Mentioning Them

We’ve seen a lot of people publishing social payments through the Venmo iPhone and Android apps to tell their friends when they are doing fun things like going to restaurants, playing team sports, or going on ski trips.


Sometimes, in addition to publishing the payment to all of your Venmo friends, it’s nice to more directly include some friends. We’ve seen some users CC-ing friends just like they would @mention them on Twitter or tag them in a Facebook post. To make sure none of your friends miss a payment that you tag them in, we’ll notify anyone whose Venmo username is included with an @metion in your payment note.

So now you can pay Dave for lunch and thank Ted for a good recommendation with a just one Venmo!

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Venmo Love

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Making it really easy and really fun to spend money with your friends is our mission, and after a long week it’s always a pleasure to hear from users like Gina!

Making it really easy and really fun to spend money with your friends is our mission, and after a long week it’s always a pleasure to hear from users like Gina!

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Venmo User Meetup in San Francisco

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We’re in SF for a quick visit. Come say hi at our first SF Venmo user meetup! RSVP by charging me for your first drink of the evening:     https://venmo.com/kortina?txn=charge&amount=5&note=for+a+drink+at+21st+Amendement+%23VenmoMeetup          Details:   7PM on Sun 3 Oct   at 21st Amendment   563 2nd Street     http://foursquare.com/venue/19914          Bonus: add Give Gifi as a friend on Foursquare to get a surprise when you checkin…

We’re in SF for a quick visit. Come say hi at our first SF Venmo user meetup! RSVP by charging me for your first drink of the evening: https://venmo.com/kortina?txn=charge&amount=5&note=for+a+drink+at+21st+Amendement+%23VenmoMeetup

Details:
7PM on Sun 3 Oct
at 21st Amendment
563 2nd Street
http://foursquare.com/venue/19914

Bonus: add Give Gifi as a friend on Foursquare to get a surprise when you checkin…

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Leave Real Money for Your Friends to Find When They Checkin on Foursquare  
   At #tcdisrupt we had the opportunity to launch    Gifi   , our new iPhone app that allows you to hide real money for your friends to find when they checkin on Foursquare.      Why would you leave money for a friend to find? Cause it’s fun!       If a friend is feeling down, cheer her up with a Gifi to find at her favorite coffee shop.       Leave your employees dinner for two at the Sri Lankan restaurant they’ve been dying to try, and leave a tip on what to order.       Encourage your friends to try a restaurant you’ve recently discovered and leave them just enough money to buy the delicious french onion soup.        You can even leave Gifis without a clue, so the next time your friend checks in they receive money with a meaningful message out of the blue.      Download Gifi for iPhone here     http://bit.ly/getgifi     and have some fun!      Here’s a link to the write up on TechCrunch:     http://tcrn.ch/bQq8uh       If you want to checkout our Disrupt Demo, you can watch it here:     http://bit.ly/gifivid

Leave Real Money for Your Friends to Find When They Checkin on Foursquare

At #tcdisrupt we had the opportunity to launch Gifi, our new iPhone app that allows you to hide real money for your friends to find when they checkin on Foursquare.

Why would you leave money for a friend to find? Cause it’s fun!

If a friend is feeling down, cheer her up with a Gifi to find at her favorite coffee shop.

Leave your employees dinner for two at the Sri Lankan restaurant they’ve been dying to try, and leave a tip on what to order.

Encourage your friends to try a restaurant you’ve recently discovered and leave them just enough money to buy the delicious french onion soup.  

You can even leave Gifis without a clue, so the next time your friend checks in they receive money with a meaningful message out of the blue.

Download Gifi for iPhone here http://bit.ly/getgifi
and have some fun!

Here’s a link to the write up on TechCrunch: http://tcrn.ch/bQq8uh
If you want to checkout our Disrupt Demo, you can watch it here: http://bit.ly/gifivid

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Search on Venmo

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Search is a great way to review your transaction history, and it just got even better. Now, you can search pending payments and discover who still  owes you lunch money ! 
 This is really convenient when you are collecting money from a group of friends. Just use an easy to remember tag in your payment note, like  skitrip  or # fantasyfootball , and you can quickly see who has paid and who still owes you.

Search is a great way to review your transaction history, and it just got even better. Now, you can search pending payments and discover who still owes you lunch money!

This is really convenient when you are collecting money from a group of friends. Just use an easy to remember tag in your payment note, like skitrip or #fantasyfootball, and you can quickly see who has paid and who still owes you.

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