How to Delete Your Venmo Account on Mac or PC

Cancel that account and keep your financial info safe

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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.

If you have any funds they must be transferred to your bank account or returned to sender before you'll be allowed to close your Venmo account. Simply opting to close your account will not automatically initiate these transfers. 

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).

How to Cancel Your Venmo Account

  1. Navigate to the Venmo home page in any major web browser, via the following URL:

  2. Click on the Sign In link, located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

    venmo sign in screen
  3. Enter your Venmo credentials and click on the Sign In button.

    sign in to venmo screen
  4. If prompted, click on the Send Code button and enter the six-digit passcode that should have been sent to your smartphone.

    venmo send passcode screen
  5. Your recent transactions should now be displayed, along with the rest of the main Venmo interface. Click on Settings, located in the upper right-hand corner.

    main venmo interface
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Close my Venmo Account link.

    venmo settings
  7. A message will now appear, stating that you'll need to review and download your most recent statement before closing your account. Click on the Next button.

    venmo close account step one
  8. Your most recent Venmo statement will now be provided. Click Next.

    venmo close account step two
  9. A warning will now appear, asking you if you're sure that you want to close your Venmo account. Click on the Close Account button to complete the process, or on Cancel to exit if you've changed your mind.