Quick and easy way to set up cash app account

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Nov 22, 2021

Looking for an easy way to send and receive money on your phone? Here's how to set up and start using Cash App.


Cash App is a payment app for your phone. You can use it to make payments to people you know, which is perfect for paying your mates back after splitting the bill. We're going to be looking at how to set up Cash App, make an account, and add payment methods.


Before You Get Started


Before you can make your Cash App account, you'll need to make sure you've downloaded the app from the App Store or Play Store.


Download: Cash App for iOS | Android (Free)


You'll also need to make sure you've got cell signal, as Cash App will send you a verification text when you set up your account.


How to Set Up Cash App


When you open the app for the first time, Cash App will ask you for your phone number. You'll receive an SMS code to verify your number. Newer versions of iOS and Android will show you the code at the top of the email, so you just have to tap this instead of copying and pasting the code from your messaging app.


You'll then have to go through some basic details such as your name and email address for your account. Cash App also asks you to choose your Cashtag, which is the username that people will use to pay you through the app.


You'll also be asked for your bank details, but you can skip that for now and add them at a later date.

You can change all of these details at a later date in the Profile section of the app. But it's worth noting that you can only change your Cashtag twice after you've set up your account, so make sure you pick one you don't mind using.

After you've entered all of your profile information, you'll be taken to the home page of the app, and you can start to look around.


Managing Your Profile


Now that you've set up an account, you're able to edit your profile. You can access your profile by tapping on the profile icon in the top corner of the home page.

In the profile section, you're able to edit the information you gave when you set up an account. You can also add your address.

If you didn't add your bank details earlier, you can do so now by entering your card number.

In the first menu, you can add a profile picture, invite people to the app for a reward, and edit the app settings such as notification and privacy.

It's best to fill in as many of the profile details as possible to make sure your friends know it's you when they pay you. Adding a profile picture to your account is the best way to do this.


Using Cash App


Once you've set up Cash App you can start to use it straight away. On the home page, you'll see the money feature with the Pay and Request buttons. To use these buttons, you must enter the amount you'll be sending or requesting first, and then tap the button.


When you tap either of the buttons you'll need to insert the Cashtag, phone number, or email address of the person you're sending the money to. You can allow Cash App to sync with your contacts as well, so you can easily access them.


If you're using the Pay option, you'll be asked to add your debit card to link your bank account if you haven't already done so, in which case the money will just be charged.

For Cash App users in the US, you can order a free Visa debit card to access the funds in your account online and in-stores. The card is supported on Apple Pay and Google Pay as well to make it even easier to use.


You can customize your name on the card with different text fonts or even drawings.


It's worth noting that you can't send payments internationally through Cash App. This means if you're in the US, you couldn't pay someone in the UK through Cash App and vice versa.

If this is a feature you're looking for in particular, there are Cash App alternatives to try instead.


Another feature worth mentioning is that Cash App supports Bitcoin. You can buy and sell Bitcoin as well as transfer the cryptocurrency to your friends through the app. What's more is that if you've got a Cash App debit card, you can even spend the Bitcoin through the card, which is pretty cool.

You can see your Cash App account balance by tapping on the Home button in the bottom-right corner of the app.


Now that you've set up your Cash App account and profile, and have learned how to pay people, you're ready to start using Cash App. The next time you need to pay someone back, try using Cash App for a quick and easy way to do so.