How to Block Someone on Venmo in 3 Steps

Knowing how to block someone on Venmo is important to help maintain your privacy and safety as you use the application. Like most payment applications, depending on your settings in the app your friends and other users could have access to information about your activity on the Venmo App. Blocking someone on Venmo is actually very straightforward and we have boiled it down to three very easy steps that anyone can follow.

First Step – Find the Person You Want to Block

The first step is to find the person’s profile on the Venmo App. You can search for the person’s name using the search bar that is at the top of your Venmo feed. Once you’ve found the person you are planning to block, click on their profile.

Second Step – Find the 3 Little Circles

Now that you’ve found the person and are on their profile page, click on the three small circles that are located at the top right corner of the screen. Clicking it should cause a screen to pop up.

Third Step – Select Block

The screen that pops up should give you two options 1) Block 2) Cancel. If you’d like to block the person then obviously select the Block option. That’s it!

After this action that user is now blocked and according to Venmo, they will no longer show up in your network, will no longer be able to find you within the app and will no longer be able to send or request any payments from you. Of course this goes both ways: you too won’t be able to do any of these things related to the user.

How to Unblock Someone on Venmo

In the event that you change your mind and would like to unblock someone, all you need to do is log into the Venmo App, click the icon on the bottom right of the app, and then click on the icon at the top right, which will take you to the settings page.

Once you’re there, select the “Privacy” field. On the Privacy page you’ll see an option at the bottom for “Blocked Users”. Select this option, choose the user(s) you’d like to unblock and click on the top right icon which will provide you with a prompt to “Unblock” or “Cancel”.

Summary of Steps on How to Block Someone on Venmo

how-to-block-someone-on-venmo-2The above diagram shows the three steps we detailed earlier on how to block someone on Venmo, using the actual Venmo interface. This should make it very clear what you need to do to block a user. As a final note, keep in mind that blocking a user does not take effect until you’ve logged out of the Venmo app and logged back in, so be sure to do that after following these steps.