When trying to complete some activities on Cash App, you’ll notice that you do have to get verified first. The verification seems so important that it seems to lock you out of some crucial functions, making the app pretty useless until you complete the process.
A question that one too many Cash App users ask is this: what happens when you get verified on Cash App? The truth is that a lot of things happen as soon as you verify your Cash App account, but it also depends on the verification you’re talking about.
There’s the necessary Cash App verification that lets you access the full suite of features available on Cash App. Also, there’s the verification that gives you a blue tick, like with all the popular social media platforms. In this article, you’ll learn what happens when you get verified on Cash App either way.
Is It Safe to Verify Cash App?
Yes, the Cash App verification process is both safe and secure, and you shouldn’t worry about verifying your account as long as you’re doing it from within the app. In short, it’s very safe to verify your Cash App account after creating it.
Since Cash App is a financial app, people are generally cautious about what they do on it, and that caution is so much in some cases that it expands to perfectly fine actions on the app.
However, it’s crucial to note that the verification process should take place right inside the app, and not on any external website on your browser. Hackers may create a phishing website designed to steal your login information by posing as an authentic portal through which you can verify your Cash App account.
To avoid losing your account, you should always remember that the verification process does not involve hopping on a call with a Cash App employee and divulging your username and password. You’ll also not receive a call asking you to send a code that Cash App sent to you. As long as you keep those rules in mind, it should be pretty safe to verify your Cash App.
How Do You Get Verified on Cash App?
Now that I’ve established that the Cash App verification is safe and secure, it seems right to show you how to get verified on Cash App. After learning how you can complete your verification in this section, you can head over to subsequent ones to learn why you should care about verifying anyway.
To verify your Cash App account,
- Your legal full name
- You must have a Social Security number (SSN).
- Your date of birth
They may also ask you to take a selfie and a photo of your driver’s license.
Once your ID is verified, your Cash App account will be more secure and you’ll be able to apply for a Cash Card, buy and sell Bitcoin, or invest in stocks. You will also be eligible for an increase in sending limits.
Does Cash App Make You Verify to Receive Money?
The answer is no. Cash App doesn’t require verification for either transfers or receipt of money. As long as you’ve completed the account creation process, you should be able to use the account to send or receive money to and from other Cash App accounts immediately.
However, some limits that make it seem like the app is preventing you from receiving money or sending money using an unverified account. For one, the maximum amount you can send from an unverified account is $250 per week, while you can receive up to $500 weekly.
If someone tries to send you more than the limit for the kind of account you’re holding, the transaction will inevitably fail. However, that doesn’t mean you cannot send or receive money using an unverified Cash App account.
What Happens When You Get Verified on Cash App?
When you verify your Cash App account, you instantly notice a couple of changes that enhance your experience with the app. If you’re curious, here’s all that will happen once you complete the verification process on Cash App.
Firstly, all the limits associated with your Cash App account will increase or be removed completely. For instance, you’ll now be able to send up to $7,000 per week, while you’ll be able to receive an unlimited amount of money. That’s surely a breath of fresh air from the choking limits that apply previously.
After verifying your account, you’ll also be able to apply for a Cash Card that you can use for transactions anywhere. The Cash Card is a Visa debit card that you can use to spend money directly from your Cash App account, and it’s accepted in any store that accepts Visa cards.
There are many other features from Cash App that you unlock once you get verified on the app; you can start buying and selling Bitcoin and investing in stocks. In short, if you need to use the full suite of tools available with the Cash App, you need to get verified.
A lot of things do happen when you get verified on Cash App, but thankfully, they’re all positive. From allowing you to trade in stocks and Bitcoin to making a Cash Card available to you, there are just so many reasons why you should want to verify your Cash App.
Suzan was born in 1969 in Los Angeles and grew up in the San Fernando Valley. She attended UCLA, graduating in 1992 with a BA in Social Welfare.
From 1999 to 2004, Weiss was a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins’ Krieger School of Arts and Social Sciences and an adjunct professor of creative writing at The New School’s Eugene Lang College. She has also taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, New York University, and Columbia University.
She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.