Do you want to add a second email to your Venmo account? If so, continue reading to find out how!
Venmo is a payment platform that allows you to send money, request money, or split bills with your friends. And you can send money to a friend using the email attached to their Venmo account. But can someone add a second email to their account?
It’s possible, and below is the step-by-step process of how to add a second email to Venmo:
- Log in to your Venmo account on a web browser
- Visit the link: https://venmo.com/identity/verify_email_addresses
- Input the second email in the text field provided
- Type the verification code sent to the email on the text field on the next page
However, there’s more to that.
Read on to learn about adding a second email to Venmo.
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Why Add a Second Venmo Email?
Venmo users may add a new second email address if they want to be able to receive money using more than one email. But that’s not the only reason.
Have you ever wondered what happens when you send the money to the wrong email address or an email address not already signed up on Venmo? Can your friend still get the money?
Yes, your friend can still get the money by letting them add the wrong email address as a second email to their Venmo account.
Also, we’d discuss sending to an unknown email shortly.
Adding a Second Email to Your Venmo Account
As mentioned, when a friend sends money to the wrong email address, you can accept the money by adding the email address as a second email to your Venmo account.
So, as we listed above, you have to log in to your Venmo account on a web browser. Unfortunately, you can’t add a second email via the Venmo mobile app.
The second email will be linked to your Venmo account alongside the email you used to sign up. Therefore, you can receive money from friends using both email addresses.
However, the caveat is that you can’t use the second email to log in to your Venmo account or verify any changes you make to your account.
How to Take Back Money Sent to an Unknown Email Address
In a situation where you don’t have access to the second email address, your friend can take back the money using the following process:
- Log in to your Venmo account on the web or mobile app
- Tap on the single person icon
- Click the “Incomplete” button
- On the “Payment” tab, tap “Take Back”
Now, this is all you need to do for the fund to reverse back to the original funding source. If your friend used a bank account or card to send the money, the fund would return there. Also, if the fund was sent from your friend’s Venmo balance, it’ll reflect in the balance.
Note that reversal to a bank account takes 3 to 5 business days. And you should see it in your statement when it’s a reversal to a card within 5 to 7 business days. Reversal to Venmo balance happens almost immediately!
Why Do I Receive Emails From Venmo When I Don’t Have an Account?
If you’ve been receiving emails from Venmo but don’t have an account, it’s quite possible someone erroneously or intentionally signed up using your email address.
Also, it’s possible your domain provider reissued your email address to another user after you stopped using it for a while. For example, domain providers such as Hotmail, Yahoo, and Gmail usually reissue a dormant email address to the public after a long time.
However, to stop receiving emails from Venmo, search for the verification email from it in your inbox and click “Wasn’t You? Report this email here.” One of Venmo’s representatives will attend to the matter ASAP!
By now, you should be pretty familiar with how to add a second email to Venmo easily. It’s not rocket science!
It’s essential to know how to do this because you or your friend may accidentally send money to each other using the wrong email address.
However, you can also reverse the funds if you don’t have access to the wrong email address.