Last Updated on June 26, 2023
It’s possible to clear a pending payment on Cash App, sometimes manually or automatically. Automatic clearance typically happens when the Cash App network is down, and should clear within 3-5 hours.
Generally, payments made through Cash App are typically processed immediately. However, if a transaction is “pending”, it may require your attention. If this is the situation, we’ve provided explanations to help you finalize the transaction.
How to clear a pending payment on Cash App
If you wish to clear a pending payment on Cash App, follow these steps:
1. Cancel it on your end
- Navigate to the Activity tab on your Cash App’s main screen.
- Select CANCEL on the pending payment or purchase.
- Click Yes to confirm your decision.
Keep in mind, only unexecuted orders can be canceled. Even Cash App can’t assure that your cancellation request will be granted due to various influencing factors that they have not disclosed.
Regarding broker-dealer disclosures. Cash App Investing LLC, a subsidiary of Block, Inc. previously known as Square, Inc., provides brokerage services and is a member of FINRA/SIPC.
There is an inherent risk in investing and buying Bitcoin, which may result in financial loss. Block, Inc. offers bitcoin trading, but neither Cash App Investing nor Block, Inc. are FINRA or SIPC members.
2. Have the merchant cancel it
If you used your Cash Card to pay in store, the merchant can force authorization on the card and continue to remove funds from your balance even if you disabled or reported the card.
The solution is to reach out to the merchant and ask them to remove your card from their system.
In the UK, if someone received your pending payment, they can refund you following these steps:
- Go to the Activity tab on their Cash App main screen.
- Locate and select the particular payment.
- Tap on the “…” icon.
- Choose the Refund option.
- Confirm the action by pressing OK.
Additionally, you can solicit a refund by using the Request button on your Cash App’s main screen.
How long does it take a pending transaction to clear on Cash App?
How long it takes to clear a pending payment on Cash App depends on the cause of the payment pending in the first place.
A pending status simply signifies an early alert that your transaction is “on its way”.
There’s no need for immediate concern. Instead, wait for up to 5 business days before you contact Cash App.
Cash App occasionally encounters connectivity issues. They regularly update the situation on their status page at status.cash.app, on Twitter via @CashSupport, and directly within the app. These technical glitches are typically resolved promptly. However, if your payment is still pending after a reasonable time, reach out to Cash App. You can contact them through Twitter (@CashSupport), Facebook (@SquareCash), or their email support at help.cash.app/contact.
Cash App pending payment will deposit shortly
You received $200 at 9:30 pm for a pair of shoes. You noticed the transaction but didn’t realize it was still pending until later. Now it’s 11:20 pm. Are others experiencing the same issue?
This has been an ongoing issue. You’re not the only one facing this. Reports suggest it’s taking 1-3 hours for transactions to process, and sometimes up to 6 hours.
Your payment should arrive soon, so there’s no need for concern.
The process took roughly 3 hours to clear a pending payment on Cash App, but it did eventually come through. This usually happens when Cash App is experiencing technical difficulties.
Fake Cash App pending payment
Cash App has its share of challenges, and one of the most concerning issues is the fake Cash App pending payments.
In these instances, a transaction by a sender appears to be pending, making you think that a transfer of funds is in process. However, it could be a fraudulent representation, often done by scam artists attempting to manipulate you into thinking you have received money and that Cash App will soon release it.
They often create these fake pending payment screenshots as part to convince a seller that payment for goods or services has been sent and is just awaiting clearance by Cash App. The transaction will show as pending on their fake Cash App activity tab but not on yours since they have no control over your account.
So, if a payment is pending on your Cash App, it usually means there’s an issue, such as requiring additional verification. But if it doesn’t show up on your Cash App, the sender probably never sent it in the first place.
Sometimes, you don’t even need to clear a pending payment on Cash App as that will happen automatically. No, it won’t take as long as 24 hours. But if for some reason, you don’t get the funds after 5 business days, something more than technical happened and you need to contact Cash App. Also, you can always reach out to the other party to make a refund, but this will not happen if the payment is still pending.
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