How changes Venmo made is affecting its users.

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Global social feeds, an avenue for users to see other users’ payment history have been taken off the grid. Content visible in the global social feeds would now be available only to your friends in the app.

Until recently, Venmo didn’t offer users any control over who viewed their friends’ list within the app, which is potentially incriminating in a completely separate way from viewing the content of a transaction. Along with the major changes the company made, Venmo also now gives users the ability to check whether they are making a payment for a “product or service”.

Anyone who accepts payment for goods or a service has to pay a small fee to receive their money (1.9 percent of the transaction plus 10 cents), but Venmo says it can cover both the buyer and the seller for refunds, which makes it Venmo is more in line with the Purchase.

Venmo began as a social network designed so that payments to multiple people such as friends and family can be made easily, through a text message through its platform, which you can accompany with an emoji to make the transaction more fun and easy-going.

Initially, this application allowed you to fund your account with the money from your bank, regardless of which company you worked with and at no cost, this means that you could transfer $ 30 from your bank account to your Venmo account free, of course, waiting for a period 2 days to have it in cash. If you wanted to enable this transaction immediately, you could cover a 1% commission.

However, Venmo’s economic model was based on generating income in two main ways: 

  • The first was to charge a 3% commission on the final amount of a transaction when you use a credit card on its platform; and 
  • The second was to charge you a $ 2.5 commission every time you withdraw money from an ATM through the Venmo Credit Card or Venmo Debit Card.

But the new rates have slightly changed the dynamics that had been presented in the mobile application of the giant PayPal. Well, the new policies and commission rates have already gone into effect in the use of this platform, in which Venmo will now charge you an additional 1.9% commission of the amount you send, plus $ 0.10 for each transaction that is done on the platform.

For example, if you earn about $ 250 weekly for teaching music classes, being a babysitter, or teaching classes at home, the real amount that you can use will be about $ 245.15, since the App will deduct from those $ 250 about $ 4.75 representing 1.9%, plus $ 0.10, for a total of $ 4.85 less than your original salary.

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