Backed by Square Inc, Cash App is one of the most popular Apps which is available in the Android and Apple stores. With over 10 million plus users, Cash App allows peer-to-peer payment solution directly from your mobile device. To date, Cash App is ONLY available to US and UK residents. The network of users has been growing day by day since the launch. The app could be a helpful tool for your business and personal use.
As per Google trends data, Cash App is gaining popularity in developing countries as well. Over the last 12 months period, countries like Jamaica, Nigeria, and the United States have shown interest in Cash App. In this article, we’ll dive deep into the Cash App – how it works? how to use it? and other important things you must know before you start using it.
How to Use Cash App on Android and iOS
Cash App is one of the most secure and easy to use mobile app for users who are not tech-savvy. It is very easy to send money using the Cash App. Just a few taps process is what you need to send your money to the receiver. At first, you need to link your bank account to the Cash App to get things done.
Below are the few steps the user needs to follow to send money from Cash App.
- Open the mobile app on your phone and tap the dollar symbol in the bottom-center of the screen.
- Enter the amount that you want to send to the receiver.
- Press the “Pay” button.
- Then, you need to enter the email address, phone number, or “Cashtag” of the receiver.
- Enter the purpose of the payment. Eg: Travel, bills, loan, etc.
- Press the “Pay” button and DONE!
How to Set Up Cash App
There are two ways to register for Cash App: mobile app or website. The user can use any of these to sign up for the Cash App account. Then you can follow a few steps:
- Enter e-mail id or mobile number.
- Type a code that your receiver on your e-mail/phone.
- Enter your debit card details to connect to the bank.
- Type your full name.
- Enter a unique username which is your “$Cashtag”.
- Enter your Zip code.
Is Cash App Safe to Send Money?
Cash App is safe to send and receive money as all the payments are encrypted. According to MoneyIvy’s research Cash App is highly protected from any kind of fraud, however, you need to make sure to cross-check the sender’s mobile number or e-mail address before sending money.
Alternative of Cash App for Non US and UK residents
Unfortunately, Cash App is not available for non-US and UK residents yet, however, there are lots of payment service providers available. Personally, I use TransferWise to transfer money abroad. Here is the list of best money transfer services which you can use according to your needs. The fees and transfer time varies according to the location.
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