Published on August 17th, 2018 | by Chuck23
Venmo Phasing out Website Functionality, Push Users to the App
Venmo is sending out email notice that they are slowly phasing out the ability to pay or charge someone using the website, in a push to get users to do their transactions in the Venmo app. Sounds like transaction history will still be available on the web, but you’ll need the app for making actual payments.
NOTICE: Venmo is phasing out some of the functionality on the Venmo.com website over the coming months. We are beginning to remove the ability to pay and charge someone on Venmo.com. Over time, you may see less functionality on our website. We’ve updated our user agreement to reflect that the use of Venmo on the Venmo.com website may be limited.
If you want to pay, charge, and use other features, get the Venmo app from the App Store or Google Play.
Must be either a psychological gain for them in that you have the app on your phone, or else some sort of data mining strategy. I personally do as little as possible on mobile since computers are much more efficient. Alas, companies have their reasons for dictating how we should use their systems.
Hat tip to Lieroo on r/churning