Are you new to Cash App and want to quickly find someone by their username? You’re in luck because we’re going to show you exactly how to do that.
To find someone on Cash App by username ($Cashtag), simply tap the Pay button on the homescreen and type in the person’s username in the “To” field. You can also type in their phone number, email address, or name.
Keep on reading to find out how to give people $5 to come to Cash App, how to add contacts, and learn more about usernames, aka $Cashtags.
How to Invite Someone to Cash App
The good thing about Cash App is that they always run promotions giving you and the person you invite $5 or $10. The easiest thing to invite a person is to import your contacts to Cash App.
If you do that, then every person in your phone book that doesn’t have a Cash App account yet will have a “Get $ “ next to them. This makes it easy to invite folks.
Even if you don’t want to import your contacts into Cash App, you can still invite people and get money. You just have to type in their email or phone number and hit the invite number.
To invite a friend to Cash App:
- Tap the profile icon on your Cash App home screen
- Tap the “Invite Friends” button
- Tap Allow to allow Cash App to access your phone book to make inviting friends easy
- Tap “Get $” next to a contact’s name
The important thing to note here is that in order to claim the bonus for both sides, the person that’s invited needs to use your code and use a newly connected debit card to send $5 or more in the first 14 days.
If the person invited is still under 18, they can activate their new Cash Card instead.
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What is a $Cashtag?
$Cashtag is what you’d call a username on Cash App. It’s unique to you and is used by personal users as well as businesses.
When you choose a $Cashtag, you also get a unique URL (https://cash.app/$yourcashtag) that you can share with friends and family. There’s no need for them to manually type in the tag and potentially make a mistake.
However, to claim your $Cashtag, you first have to link an active debit card to Cash App. After that, you can choose your username which has to be 1-20 letters long.
How to Send Money on Cash App
Sending money to friends and family is easy. However, you will need their phone number, email address, or their $Cashtag.
To send a payment with Cash App:
- Open the Cash App
- Enter the amount
- Tap “Pay”
- Enter an email address, phone number, or $Cashtag
- Write what the payment is for
- Tap “Pay” again
Cash App was made to transfer money between friends and family, aka, the people you know and trust. You shouldn’t really use the app to send money to strangers or to pay businesses that aren’t reputable.
Just like on Twitter, some Cash App users and businesses have a blue verification badge. They’re either well-known public figures, a celebrity, or a brand.
The badge is shown next to their $Cashtags, account’s profile view, payment receipts, activity view, and search results.
One of the reasons why you should only stick to friends and family is that Cash App to Cash App payments are instant and can’t be reversed. That means no cancelations and no refunds if someone screws you over.
There are plenty of Cash App scams around, learn about them so you don’t become one of the victims.
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How to Add Contacts to Cash App
You can easily add all your contacts to Cash App if you haven’t already. I would recommend this only for heavy Cash App users that send money to more than three different people regularly.
Otherwise, if you don’t pay many different folks, just add those couple of users to Cash App without the need for Cash App to see all your contacts.
If you haven’t allowed Cash App to import your contacts when installing the app, you’ll have to go to your phone’s settings and search for Cash App. Toggle the contacts settings to ON and you’re done.
Some people think that this is a serious invasion of privacy, while others find that it makes their lives easier. Whatever your outlook on this is, you have the option to turn it ON/OFF.
How to Access Your Other Cash App Accounts
Did you know that you can have multiple Cash App accounts? You just need to use a different phone number, email address, and bank account details (if you’re connecting one).
To access the other Cash App account, you will first have to sign out of the first account and then sign in using the phone number or email connected to that account. To register for an additional account:
- Open Cash App
- Tap “Sign out”
- Enter your phone number or email address
- Enter the code
- Enter your first and last name
- Link a bank account (or skip)
- Choose a $Cashtag
- Enter your Postcode
- Enter your phone number
You can also merge accounts by adding your other account’s phone number and email to the account that you want to keep. Why would you merge your accounts?
Well, if you opened the extra account by mistake or for any other similar reason, you might want to avoid the confusion for yourself and for other people that are sending you money.
Finding someone on Cash App by username is as easy as typing in their $Cashtag, phone number, or email address.
You can also import your contacts and find the person you want to pay on a list of contacts to make it easier.
Adrian Volenik is a fintech enthusiast who loves testing and reviewing digital banking apps and financial products in general. 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.