How to Change Venmo Transactions to Private By Default

Venmo is a really helpful app that makes it simple to send money to other people. Additionally, transferring money out of your Venmo account to your bank account is very fast, meaning that you can get your money out of Venmo when you need it.

One of Venmo’s attributes is a social component where you can see payments that your friends have sent to other Venmo users. This can be fun, but you may have some transactions that you would prefer to keep private. Unfortunately the Venmo app defaults to making your payments public, although you are able to switch a payment to private before you send it. But if you would prefer to make all of your payments private by default, then our guide below will show you how to accomplish that in the Venmo iPhone app.

Venmo Default Private Transactions on iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.1.2, using the most current version of the Venmo app that was available when this article was written. Once you complete these steps, all future Venmo payments will be private (only visible to you and the recipient) by default.

Step 1: Open the Venmo app.

open venmo iphone app

Step 2: Touch the hamburger menu button at the top-left of the screen.

open the venmo menu

Step 3: Choose the Settings option.

venmo iphone settings

Step 4: Select the Privacy option.

venmo privacy settings

Step 5: Touch the Private option.

how to make venmo private by default on iphone

Step 6: Tap the Change anyway button to confirm that you wish to make this change.

confirm that you want to change the venmo privacy setting

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