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How To Find Someone On Venmo

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Takes:

» You can find someone on Venmo by tapping the three-line icon in the app’s top-left corner and selecting “Search People.”
» Also, using the search box, you can find users by their username or utilize the Scan Code feature by holding the scanner to the QR code. Adding them as a friend is as simple as clicking “Add Friend.”

How to Find Someone on Venmo:

You can try the following methods to find someone on Venmo:

1. Venmo Search By Name

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Venmo and click on three lines icon

Transferring money online by Venmo is one of the easiest ways to make payments. You can find somebody in Venmo easily by searching his name in the search box to see whether it appears in the search results or not. Here are the steps you’ll need to perform to find someone by searching. 

You’ll need to have the Venmo application on your device and make sure that you’ve already updated it to its latest version. 

Open the application and look at the top left corner of the screen. You’ll be able to see the ‘three lines’ icon. You’ll need to click on it to proceed. 

Click three line

Step 2: Click on Search People option 

As you click on the three lines icon, you’ll be presented with a list of options in the sidebar. On the top of the list, you’ll find the Home option, and below that, there’s the Search People option that’s next to a magnifying glass icon. You’ll need to click on it. It will take you to the next page. On the next page, you’ll be able to see the list of people who are the top Venmo users.

Click Search Peaple

At the top of the page, you’ll be able to find the input box that says  Name or @username. In this box, you’ll need to type down the username or the name of the person whose Venmo account you’re looking for. 

Search people

In the results, you’ll be able to see the person’s Venmo account. You’ll need to click on it. 

Step 3: Click on Add Friend

After clicking on the profile of the Venmo user from the search results, you’ll be taken to the profile page of the user. On the profile page, you’ll be able to see the username and the picture of the user. You can see the picture to make sure or verify that you’ve found the person you are looking for or not.  

On the page, you’ll be able to see the Add Friend button. You’ll need to click on it to add the user as your friend to your Venmo account. 

Click Add friend

If you want to send payment to the user, you’ll need to click on the Pay or Request button that’s below the Add Friend button. 

2. Venmo Search By Phone Number

On the Venmo app, you will have no option to search by number directly but you can find people from your contacts.

You can also invite people on the Venmo app, by clicking on the ‘Invite’ option on the search people section.

On the Search People section, you can find the option ‘Top People’ which are your contacts who have Venmo accounts or you had transactions with.

3. Scan QR code

You can try the below steps:

Step 1: Open Venmo and Click on Three lines

Scanning the Venmo code of other users to find their profile on Venmo is another method that you can follow. This is easier and quicker than searching for the person among other thousands of users. This can be possible only if you have the person’s QR code with you. You need to be in the same room with the user to scan his profile code or he can share the code by sending it via message on any messaging platform. 

Only if you have the correct code of the user’s Venmo ID, you’ll be able to find the account by scanning it. 

Here’s how you can do it. 

You’ll need to open the Venmo application on your device. The app should be updated to its latest version so that it doesn’t experience glitches or security-related issues. Next, at the top left corner, you’ll find a ‘three lines’ icon. Click on it and it will open the side panel of the app. 

Click three line

Step 2: Click on Search People

After you have clicked on the three lines icon, you’ll be able to see the side panel with different options on it. You’ll need to click on the Search People option which is the second option on the list. After you click on it, you’ll be taken to the next page of the app. 

The next page is the Search People page. You’ll be able to see a search and just below the search bar, there’s the Scan Code button. You’ll need to click on it. 

Click Search Peaple

Step 3: Scan code

After you click on the Scan Code button, it will open up the scanner screen of Venmo. You’ll need to hold your phone in front of the QR code that you’re scanning to scan and find the account. 

Scan Code

As soon as Venmo finds the account linked with the code, it will show the account. You can click on the Add Friend button to add a user to your Venmo account. You can even send money or request a payment. 

Every account on Venmo has a unique QR code linked to it. You can find the code of your account from the My Code section of the scanner screen on Venmo.  You can share the code or hold it for others to scan and find your account too. 

How to Tell if Someone Has a Venmo Account:

Try the below methods:

1. Upload Device Contacts

If you have the user’s contact number on your device, you can upload the contacts on the Venmo application to find the Venmo account linked to those contacts. 

You’ll need to save the phone number on your device whose Venmo account you’re trying to find so that it can get uploaded to the Venmo application. 

Here are the steps to upload the contacts on Venmo to find an account by phone number:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Venmo application and then click on the three-line icon. 

Click-three-line

Step 2: From the side panel, you’ll need to click on the Settings option which is above the Get Help option. 

Step 3: Next, you need to click on the option Friends & Social on the Settings page. 

click on the option Friends & Social

Step 4: Then you’ll be taken to the next page. 

Step 5: To upload the contacts from your device, you’ll need to enable the switch next to the Phone Contacts option. 

 enable the switch next to the Phone Contacts option

Step 6: This will upload and sync all the contacts on your device. You’ll be able to see all the Venmo accounts linked to those phone contacts. 

2. Ask the user directly

If you want to know whether someone has a Venmo account linked to their phone number or not, you’ll need to ask the user by messaging him directly.

This is a faster way to find out his account. If you have got the mail ID of the user, then you can just send a mail to the user asking him whether he has a Venmo account or not. 

How to Find Someone else’s Venmo QR code:

You have the following steps:

Step 1: Ask the Person Open Venmo and tap the Lines icon

If you want to find someone else’s Venmo account, you can also scan the user’s code. But in that case, the user needs to provide or share the code of his Venmo account.

Click-three-line

First, you need to start by telling the user to open the Venmo app, and then from the home screen, tell him to click on the lines icon.

Step 2: Tap on the Profile icon & QR Code icon

After clicking on the three lines icon, the person will be able to see his profile icon or the QR code icon. You need to ask the user to click on the profile or QR code icon and it will show his profile code on the screen.

Tap on the Profile icon & QR Code icon

He needs to share the code with you by physically showing it to you or sharing the code via screenshots in messages.

Step 3: Scan it from your Device & Pay

After you’ve got the user’s account code, you’ll need to scan the code from your Venmo account, and then you’ll be taken to the pay screen of Venmo.

You need to enter the amount you want to transfer and proceed to transfer it. This method is way easier than searching as it takes less time.

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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