Talk about online payments, and the name of an app like Venmo would surface within seconds. Sending and receiving money on Venmo is usually like a breeze. You can use the app to send and receive money to and from friends, pay bills, and split payments. Besides these features, the app also lets users request money from people with a few taps. When you receive such a request, you get two obvious options:PayorDecline. You can accept the request and pay the user if you want or decline it if you don t.
But if you are someone who finds it difficult to sayno, you might be curious to know if declining a request will notify the user and if you can decline the request silently. Let s discover what happens when you decline a Venmo request and whether Venmo notifies the user about the cancellation.
Does Venmo Notify If You Cancel a Request?
So, let s come to the question of the hourDoes Venmo notify a user if you decline their payment request?
The short answer is YES. But if you want to know the WHY, you need to read the long answer.
To begin, sending and accepting requests is not unique to Venmo. Almost every social media platform has the option to send and receive requestsfriend requests. In these platforms be it Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or any other among the lot you send requests to connect with new people. Likewise, you also receive requests.
Canceling or rejecting requests on social platforms usually doesn t notify anyone. After all, no use breaking their heart by telling them about rejections.
However, Venmo is not a social networking platform. It might resemble one because it is very social with all those messaging and other features. But in reality, Venmo remains a payments app that helps you send and receive payments.
Moreover, the requests we are talking about are no casual friend requests, follow requests or connection requests. They are payment requests. And anything related to money and payments is not casual, in general.
Therefore, Venmo notifies a user if you decline their payment request on the app. It sends a clear and straightforward notification saying you declined their request for the requested amount. In fact, Venmo also sends an email to the concerned requester, and the subject line goes like this:
[Your name] declined your request for $xx.xx (requested amount).
You see, payments are important. Anyone who sends you a payment request deserves to be informed about the status of the request. Venmo like other payment platforms acts responsibly and notifies the user about the cancellation.
Can you decline someone s payment request without notifying them?
If you are feeling a bit anxious after knowing the answer we just shared, you might wonder whether there is a workaround to decline payment requests silently without letting the person know.
We are sorry to disappoint you again. But you can do nothing to stop the notification from reaching the requester s Venmo account.
Venmo doesn t provide you with an option to deny a payment request silently. You only get two buttons in front of you:DeclineorPay. You have to choose between the two; in either case, Venmo will notify the user.
The only thing you can do to avoid sending a notification is to let the request hang in your account. In other words, don t do anything. If you neitherPaynorDeclinethe request, Venmo won t notify the user (since there is nothing to notify about). However, remember that ignoring is not a good practice on Venmo or anywhere else.