How to Delete Your Venmo Account on Mac or PC

Cancel that account and keep your financial info safe

Venmo offers the convenience of transferring money between family and friends right from your smartphone or computer, allowing for instant transactions no matter if you're sitting at the same table or on opposite sides of the country. While this service can come in very handy, at some point you may want to delete your account for one reason or another. We show you how to do it.

If you have any funds they must be transferred to your bank account or returned to senders before you can close your Venmo account. Simply opting to close your account won't automatically initiate these transfers.

How to Cancel Your Venmo Account

Follow the instructions below if you no longer wish to maintain an active Venmo account:

Venmo accounts can only be canceled from a laptop or desktop computer, not from a smartphone or tablet (not even from a mobile web browser).

  1. Navigate to the Venmo home page in any major web browser and sign in to your account.

  2. You should now see your recent transactions, along with the rest of the main Venmo interface. Click Settings, located in the upper right-hand corner.

    Settings on Venmo
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Close my Venmo Account link.

    The "Close my Venmo Account" command
  4. A message appears telling you to review and download your most recent statement before closing your account. Click on the Next button.

    The "Close your Venmo account" warning window
  5. After you receive your most recent Venmo statement, click Next.

    The Next button
  6. A warning appears asking you if you're sure you want to close your Venmo account. Click on the Close Account button to complete the process, or click on Cancel to exit if you've changed your mind.