Venmo drops global social feed that allowed users to see strangers' payments

Thursday 22 July 2021 15:36 CET | News

US-based mobile payment service Venmo has announced removing its global feed, meaning users will no longer be able to see payments between people they don't know. 

The change comes as part of a redesign of the Venmo app, which also includes a refreshed look, new discover features and expanded privacy controls. Venmo, which is owned by PayPal, said people will still be allowed to see transactions between friends, noting that the friends feed will now be the only social feed in the app. 

According to, the payment app has faced criticism in the past for making transactions and friend lists publicly visible by default. Venmo said people can still choose to make their transactions and payment history private, as a default or for individual payments. In addition, people can also now select a friends-only or private setting for their friends list, and can choose whether or not their profile appears on other friends' lists. 

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Keywords: product upgrade, P2P payments, mobile payments, mobile banking
Categories: Payments & Commerce | Mobile Payments
Countries: United States
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