You can now text money with Square Cash

Square Cash, the app from retail point-of-sale developer Square that lets you email money directly to your friends, has been update to let you text money directly to your friends. As before, Square Cash does this free of charge, and you can send a Square Cash text to any phone number to transfer fund from your debit card to theirs.

In addition to the sending of cash via text, version 2.0 of Square Cash is bringing the option to add notes to your payments, import your address book, set a profile picture, manage your notifications, and (with iOS 8) approve incoming Square Cash requests right from the notification.

Square Cash 2.0 is available for free (opens in new tab) from the App Store.

Derek Kessler

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

  • If anyone wants to test this out, you can text me ten-bucks anytime. Just PM me for the number.
  • It keep saying that you rejected the payment. Hmm. Oh well.
  • Wow, I'm definitely going to have to look into this for payments for my website/blog over at because I've unfortunately been way out of the loop with new tech developments like this. I figure if I'm going to be doing online business, I better be looking into all of the new apps and programs that have been popping up, so I don't get lost in the mix :/
  • I like this Square Cash app! I think it`s very comfortable app that can help in our life. Few weeks ago I wanted to transfer money to mom and I had to go to bank but now I understood that I can do it more easier. Some months ago my mom had emergency and she needed money. Till I sent her, she visited But I didn’t like that she got money there because interest rates are very high in such companies. Many of my friends got into debt cycle that`s why I think it`s very dangerous. To my mind, consumers should stay very responsible when they get approved for short term personal loan because if used in a wrong way, such loans can lead to very serious financial problems.