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How to Cancel a Cash App Transaction and Request Refund

How to Cancel a Cash App Transaction and Request Refund

Safe transactions are something that we all want. But, the sad truth is that many people, unwantedly, get into trouble while sending or receiving the money to and from contacts. Have you ever thought about what if you send money to the wrong person? Ever scratched your mind thinking how to cancel a Cash App transaction? If yes then this post is for you.

As being a proud user of cashapp, I have been witnessed circumstances when I needed to stop a cashapp payment just after making it. Actually, it happens with so many people whenever they realized that they have made a wrong payment. As you are reading this post, then the chances are high that either you have made a wrong payment which you want to cancel or are looking for a way to reverse a completed transaction on Cash App.

Right here in this brief post, you will find the answer to some of the most common questions about canceling payments on the Square Cash App. And also, you will find accurate information about how to request a refund after canceling a transaction in the Cash App. So, here we go:-

Can I cancel a Cash App transaction?

Yes, you can terminate a Cash App payment but only that payment which is pending or under progress. I mean, Cash App lets the user cancel only unsuccessful payments. In simple words, once you send money to any person successfully, then you can't cancel it. Just to inform you that many other payment apps like PayPal, Venmo, Zell, Google Pay, and Apple Pay also don't allow users to call off the successful money transfer transactions.

However, a piece of good news is that if you have sent money to any wrong person, then you can request a refund with the help of the steps I have mentioned in the coming section. Before that take a minute to understand the simple steps to cancel pending money transfer transactions on Cash App. 

How can you cancel your pending Cash App payment?

If you don't cancel your pending transaction, it may turn out to be a failed or successful payment in the next moment. So, the idea is here to act immediately without any delay. As soon as you realize that your payment didn't go through or you made a wrong payment, follow these steps.

  • Navigate to the homepage of your Cash App wallet.
  • Press the activity tab (available at the top left-hand side).
  • Scroll down to find the transaction you want to cancel.
  • Once you spot the suspicious transaction, select it to open.
  • Now here you can check the status.
  • If you find the pending status, you will also get a "Cancel" tab.
  • Press the "Cancel" tab.
  • Upon successful cancellation of Cash App payment, the money will not deduct from your linked bank account.
  • In case if money is deducted, you will get back your refund in 4-6 working days.

How do you get a Refund on Cash App if sent to the wrong person?

You will be glad to know that Square Cash App lets the users to send refund requests for successful & wrong transactions. But, it depends upon the person (who received money on the other side) whether he/she accepts your refund request or not. Still, I recommend you once to send a refund request by following the below-mentioned steps:

  • Open Cash App.
  • Get into the activity tab.
  • Check out your recent transactions.
  • Select the wrong payment.
  • Right here you will get an option for request refund.
  • Press the refund button.
  • Once you send a refund request, the person who got payment through the wrong payment will be notified.
  • Now, wait to see whether a person on the other side sends your money back or not.
  • Also, if you wish you can contact the recipient and discuss the issue to get back your money. 

Can you delete a Cash App transaction?

The straightforward answer to this question is - No. As of now by writing this post, August 2020, deleting all or any particular transaction is not possible. However, as I said earlier, what you can do is only cancel a payment with pending status. But, the complete deletion of any type of transaction is not possible. At best what you can do is- You can delete your Cash App account and create a new one. For more information, you can contact us.

Final Thought

At this point in time, issues like the wrong money transfer are on the rise. Hence, we discuss how to cancel a pending or under progress Cash App transaction and send a refund request. In case if you have sent a refund request but didn't get a refund, feel free to get in touch with us for free assistance.


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