How To Add People On Venmo 2022

Venmo is one of the most popular and most reliable payment platforms in the United States.

This platform allows people to send and request money from their friends and family. But to be able to perform the aforementioned transaction, you must add them up on Venmo.

In today’s article I’ll be showing you how to add your friends to your Venmo friends’ list, and I will be giving you some additional information about Venmo I’m sure would be valuable to you.

How to add friends on Venmo

There are various ways one can add friends on Venmo, you can do so by:

  1. Searching for the person on the Venmo app.
  2. Directly adding your phone contacts to your Venmo.
  3. Scanning the Venmo users’ QR code.

And since Venmo app works on Android and iOS smartphones, I will be explaining the methods on both smartphones.

Keep reading to know the procedures on how to use the methods mentioned above..

How to add someone on Venmo using the search option.

If you are using an Android smartphone
  • Login to your Venmo account
  • Click on the three vertical lines at the left top corner of your Venmo home page to get to the main menu.
  • Click on ‘search people’
  • Type the person’s username and it will bring out possible users. Make sure you confirm that the user you want to add is the right one, to do so check the profile picture before you add.
  • Once the person accepts your request, they’ll be added to your friend’s list.
 If you are using an iPhone
  • Log in to the Venmo app
  • Click on the main menu
  • Click on ‘search people’
  • Type the person’s username and it will bring out possible users. Make sure you confirm that the user you want to add is the right one, to do so check the profile picture before you add.
  • Once the user accepts your request, they’ll be added to your friend the Venmo app
  • Tap ‘setting’ from the main menu template
  • Under the settings list, click on ‘preference’
  • Click on ‘friends and social’
  • You’ll see a switch beside phone contacts.
  • Turn it on and it will automatically add friends that are registered on Venmo.

How to add contacts on your mobile device to Venmo

The Venmo app works on Android and iOS smartphones respectively ( e.g. Samsung and iPhone), and they have different methods of syncing contacts to Venmo.

If you own an Android phone
  • Open the Venmo app
  • Click settings on the menu
  • Below the settings list, click on ‘preference
  • Click on ‘friends and social
  • You’ll see a toggle switch beside phone contacts.
  • Turn it on and it will automatically add your contacts that use Venmo.
If you own an iPhone
  • Open the Venmo app.
  • Click the ‘setting’ icon in the main menu.
  • Beneath the settings list, click on ‘preference
  • Click on ‘friends and social
  • You’ll see a toggle switch beside phone contacts.
  • Turn it on and it will automatically add all your contacts that use  Venmo.

How to add friends through scanning of QR code.

Adding of friends on Venmo using the user’s QR code is easy, it just depends on the smartphone you’re using

 For iOS users (iPhone)
  • Open your Venmo account to your Venmo account
  • Open the main menu
  • Click on search people
  • You’ll see a scan code below the search template
  • Click on it
  • Grant it access to your phone camera.
  • Use your camera to scan the user’s QR code. The user will automatically be added to your friends’ list.

Once you’ve successfully scanned the user’s QR code, he/she would be automatically added to your friend’s list

If you’re Using an Android smartphone
  • Enter your Venmo account using the Venmo api
  • Click on main menu
  • Click on search people
  • There is a scan code below the search template
  • Click on it
  • Grant it access to your phone camera.
  • Scan the user’s QR code with your phone camera.

Once you’ve successfully scanned the user’s QR code, he/she will automatically be added to your friend’s list.

If someone unfriends me on Venmo, will I be notified?

No, Venmo do not send out notifications to people who were unfriended. If you want to out if you were unfriended, all you have to do is check your Venmo feed, if don’t see them on your Venmo feed, it means you have been unfriended.

Once a person unfriends you, you can’t perform any transaction with that person again.

Is it possible to hide my friend list on Venmo?

Venmo usually makes your friends list public, and this is a default setting on Venmo.

Anyone who is your friend on Venmo can also see your other friends. Most people see this option as a breach in their privacy.

The good news is that you can make your friend list private. If you’re one of the people that do not like your friend list public, to privatize your friend list, just follow the procedures below.

  • Click on the Venmo app.
  • Click on the menu option.
  • Tap on the settings icon.
  • Select the privacy option.
  • Click on your friend list. and make your list private.