How to sign up for, send, and receive Snapcash with Snapchat

Snapchat has partnered with Square to make sending secure cash payments to your friends just as easy as sending a photo.

To get started with Snapcash you'll need to be 18 or older and have a US issued debit card. Once you link your debit card information to your Snapchat account, you're ready to start sending and receiving Snapcash! Follow along and we'll walk you through the entire process of how to link your information and how to make sure it stays secure.

How to sign up for Snapcash with Snapchat for iPhone

Before you can send Snapcash, you'll have to link your debit card to your Snapchat account. You'll only need to complete this process once:

  1. Launch the Snapchat app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the ghost icon at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap on the Settings icon.
  4. Tap on Snapcash.
  5. Tap on I Agree to continue.
  6. Tap on Add Card and enter your card details.
  7. We recommend turning ON the option for security code so all Snapcash transactions will require the 3-digit code off the back of your debit card before going through.
  8. You're ready to start sending and receiving Snapcash!

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How to send Snapcash with Snapchat for iPhone

  1. Swipe right from the main Snapchat screen to access your private Snapchat list.
  2. Swipe right on the person's name you want to send Snapcash to. If you don't have a thread already started with them, just tap on the message icon in the upper left and search for them.
  3. Type the amount of Snapcash you'd like to send in the message field. For example, type in "$5".
  4. The send button instantly turns into a Snapcash button. Tap on it and the Snapcash will embed into your message.
  5. Type anything additional you'd like to tell the person and then tap Send at the bottom of your keyboard to send the message.
  6. A popup window will appear asking you to confirm you really want to send Snapcash to that person.
  7. Enter the CVV code from the back of your card. It's the 3-digit number we talked about in the first section.
  8. You're done! The other person will get a message that Snapcash is waiting for them.

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How to receive Snapcash with Snapchat for iPhone

  1. Launch the Snapchat app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the messages icon in the lower left of the screen, or just swipe right.
  3. Swipe right on the message containing your Snapcash, it's indicated by a green dollar sign icon.
  4. Tap where it tells you to in order to receive your money.
  5. If you haven't already linked a debit card like shown in the above section, you'll be prompted to do so.
  6. Once you've linked your debit card, your Snapcash will go into your account within a few days.

How to receive Snapcash with Snapchat for iPhone