Uber adds Venmo payments option

Source: Venmo

Uber and Venmo today announced that they’re partnering to deliver a seamless new payment experience available with Uber and Uber Eats.

More than six million payments on Venmo mentioned “Uber” in their description over the past year, making a seamless connection between the two apps a natural fit.

Uber customers in the United States ordering rides and food will soon be able to pay with their Venmo balance, linked bank account, credit card or debit card so they can easily split the cost with friends and family in the Venmo app, for no additional fee. Users can also share their purchases in their Venmo feed with custom emojis that are exclusive to the partnership, with Uber as the first company to have a branded emoji in the app.

“Adding Venmo as a way to pay within Uber and Uber Eats furthers our mission to provide a seamless way to pay for the services that matter most to our customers,” said Bill Ready, Chief Operating Officer, PayPal. “Whether it’s splitting a ride home after a night out, or sharing a meal during a night in, paying with Venmo provides our customers with a convenient and fun way to split and share these experiences with friends.”

"Uber is always looking for unique new ways to provide an even better experience to our customers," said Marco Mahrus, Head of Payment Partnerships, Uber. "With so many of our riders and eaters already turning to Venmo as a way to pay a friend back for that last ride or meal, we're proud to have built a seamless, easy-to-use connection between our apps."

Venmo will be available as a payment method on Uber and Uber Eats apps to US customers in the coming weeks. 

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