Can You Cancel a Cash App Payment? (All The Options)

Written By Adrian Volenik

Mistakes happen and sometimes, we need a do-over. That’s especially important if you’re sending money to someone. For that reason, let’s find out if you can cancel Cash App payments and money transfers. 

Cash App to Cash App payments are instant and usually can’t be canceled. However, in some instances, this can be achieved. To be certain, review your activity feed and find out whether the payment receipt is indicating a cancel option.

How to Cancel a Cash App Payment

You can cancel a Cash App payment by yourself if it didn’t go through yet. To do this:

  1. Tap the Activity tab on their Cash App home screen
  2. Select the payment in question
  3. Tap “. . .”
  4. Tap “Cancel Payment”
  5. Tap “Yes”

The recipient can also refund your payment. Ask them to:

  1. Tap the Activity tab on their Cash App home screen
  2. Select the payment in question
  3. Tap “. . .”
  4. Select “Refund”
  5. Press OK

Ultimately, you can use the “Request” button on your Cash App home screen to ask for the money to be returned by the recipient.

  1. Tap the recipient’s profile icon
  2. Tap “Request”
  3. In the “For” space, enter the explanation
  4. Enter the amount
  5. Tap “Request”

This last request relies solely on the recipient’s good will as they aren’t obligated to return the money back to you, even if you did send it to them by mistake. 

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What if You Send Money to a Wrong Account

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Cash App says they can’t cancel or refund a payment after it has been concluded. So, as we already mentioned, perhaps your best course of action is to ask the recipient for a refund if you sent money to the wrong account.

To do this, apart from the way we showed you already, you can also:

  1. Tap the Activity tab on your Cash App home screen
  2. Find and choose the payment in question 
  3. Tap “Completed”
  4. Tap “Report an Issue”
  5. Pick a reason 
  6. Tap “Next” to finalize the request

In the case more than 30 days elapsed since you sent a payment:

  1. Enter the amount of the transaction on your Cash App home screen
  2. Tap “Request” 
  3. Fill in the “To” and “For” areas
  4. Tap “Request” to complete the request

How Long to Get The Refund?

If someone refunds your payment, the funds will be returned to you, the sender, instantly. That’s if the money was sent from their Cash App balance or debit card.

If you sent the money from a credit card, the funds will be returned to your card. The refund can also return to your originating card if the cash can’t be returned to your Cash App balance for some reason. 

Refunds that are sent to a credit or debit card will generally arrive within 5 business days.

How to Make Sure You Send Money to The Right Person

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It’s easy to send money to the correct person. All you have to do is make sure that you:

  • Always transfer money to people you know
  • Don’t send money to people you don’t know or to unverified businesses
  • Confirm the recipient’s name before transmitting
  • Double-check the spelling of $Cashtags
  • Double-check the recipient’s phone number or email for typos

Take your time when filling out the information to not make mistakes that could lead to headaches. 

How to Cancel Unauthorized Payments

If you noticed a Cash Card payment you did not verify and authorize, the best course of action is to contact the merchant instantly to try and cancel the pending transaction

Once it has been canceled, it can take up to 10 business days to get the refund. If less than 10 days have passed, direct your questions to the merchant. If more than that has passed, contact the Cash App support. 

If you want to deter future Cash Card transactions from happening, you should report your Cash Card as stolen in the Cash App by:

  1. Tapping the Cash Card tab on your Cash App home screen
  2. Tapping the photo of your Cash Card
  3. Selecting “Problem With Card”
  4. Tapping “Card Stolen”
  5. Confirming with your PIN or Touch ID

READ ALSO: The 5 Ways Cash App Makes Money

Money Sent to Closed Bank Accounts or Expired Cards

In the case you deposit money to a closed bank account or even to a canceled debit card, your bank may keep the funds until you contact them. 

There’s also an off chance that the bank may issue you a check to the address they have on file for you. Yeah, not optimal.

It can also happen that the debit card number you used has changed, however, the bank account is still active. In that case, the bank may return money to your Cash App after all. 

Cash App Canceled Payments

Cash App is known to cancel, some would say, a considerable amount of transactions.

The company is constantly monitoring your account activity for anything out of the ordinary. It may not be anything out of the ordinary to you, however, Cash App has its own systems in place that are hit and miss, frankly. 

So, if a potentially fraudulent payment transpires, Cash App will cancel it to prevent you from being charged.

If that does happen, your funds will immediately be returned to your Cash App balance or even to your linked bank account. If they aren’t returned immediately, they should be available in one to three business days. It depends on your bank, really.

There are steps you can take to prevent or reduce the risk of payments beings canceled by Cash App:

  • Use your Cash App as frequently as you can to build up a healthy transaction history
  • You should link debit or credit cards that are in your name exclusively
  • Only send payments, transfer money, and receive payments from people you know and trust or respected businesses
  • Verify recipient’s $Cashtag, email address, or  phone number before sending a payment

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How to Block Someone on Cash App

If a person is annoying and is sending payment requests to you all the time, you can block them from sending requests or even payments to you. Simply:

  1. Tap the Activity tab on your Cash App home screen
  2. Tap on the person’s name in your activity feed
  3. Scroll to the bottom of their profile 
  4. Select “Block”

You can also easily unblock them by following the same steps and selecting “Unblock”.

How to Delete Your Personal Information From Cash App

It’s important to know what rights you have over your personal information. For instance, you have the right :

  • To access your personal information
  • To delete your personal information
  • To opt out of the sale of your personal information 

As you can see, you have the option to access and even delete any of your personal information that Cash App has on file.

To access and download your personal data:

  1. Sign in to your account at on a web browser
  2. Click or tap “Settings”
  3. Click “Download Your Info” under “Your Info”
  4. Click “Activity” to view your complete payment history
  5. Click or tap “Statements”
  6. Finally, click or tap “Export” to download your transaction history

You can also permanently delete your account and any personal information from Cash App. To do this:

  1. Tap the profile icon on the Cash App homescreen
  2. Select “Support”
  3. Pick “Something Else”
  4. Go to “Account Settings”
  5. Choose “Delete Your Personal Information”
  6. Tap “Contact Support”


Some Cash App payments can be easily canceled. It’s mostly the ones that are still pending. On the other side, all other payments are generally final and irreversible unless Cash App’s support has mercy on you or if you make it public by, for example, going to journalists.

About the Author

Chief Editor at TopMobileBanks

Adrian is a fintech expert who has tested hundreds of financial apps, cards, and accounts. His love for testing digital banks, payment apps, and financial products, in general, is unmatched.

How many digital banking accounts can one man have?

Not enough, if you ask Adrian. As his wallet will soon explode if he doesn’t cut back on the number of cards.

On the plus side, they have enabled him to create awesome How-To Guides that you can read on our site.

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