How to Close a Cash App Account

Updated on April 26, 2024

If you go out with your friends or close acquaintances a lot, you might often want to split the bill. The Cash App has made that easy by allowing you to split any sum equally among friends or others and then pay each other. However, sometimes, for whatever reason, you might want to close your account. In this article, we’ll go over the process of closing your Cash App account.

At a Glance

  • Cash App is a peer-to-peer money transferring app with bank account linkage.
  • Users can send and receive money and access funds through a Cash App Visa debit card.
  • To delete a Cash App account, users need to transfer funds to their bank account and follow the app’s settings.
  • Payment history on Cash App cannot be deleted as it’s considered private information for the account holder.

What Is Cash App?

Cash App is a peer-to-peer money transferring app. In short, you can send money to others or receive money using your bank account via the Cash App. It also allows users to request money from any person in their contact list who is also using the app. The app ties to your active bank account and issues a Cash App visa debit card as an optional feature. This allows you to use your Cash App account funds and even withdraw them from any ATM.

It is free to create a Cash App account, and once you do, you will be given a username of your choice called a $cashtag. Using that username, you can send/receive or request money from other Cash App users.

How to Delete Your Cash App Account

Before you delete your Cash App account, you need to make sure to transfer all your funds into your bank account.

Steps to transfer funds back to your bank account:

  1. When you log in to your Cash App account, you will see the general home page that allows you to send or request money from people.
  2. To the bottom, you will see the home icon. Press it, and you’ll reach the Cash App home page and find the “cash-out” button.
  3. Once you press that button, all your funds will be directly transferred to your linked bank account.

Steps to delete your Cash App account:

  1. Once you transfer all your funds to your bank account and have withdrawn your Cash App balance, you can delete your Cash App account.
  2. On the same screen where you selected the “cash-out” button at the top right, select the “profile” icon.
  3. A list of options will appear, then select the “support” link.
  4. When you press the “support” link, you will see a list of everyday help items. At the bottom, you will find an option labeled “something else.”
  5. When you press that, you will see a list of additional account options. Within that list, you will see an option called “account settings.” When you press that, you’ll move on to the account settings page.
  6. Once on the account settings page, you can delete your Cash App account by pressing “close account” and then choosing “close my Cash App account.”

Once you do, it will take you to a different page that explains exactly what it really means to close your account. Read it and make sure you understand everything. When you’re ready, press the “confirm closing account” button at the bottom.

Once you do this, your account will be deleted, and your $cashtag will become void. If anyone chooses to send that username any money going forward, they will receive an error.

How to Delete Cash App for Someone Who Has Died

If you wish to delete a loved one’s account, the process is exactly the same as deleting your own account as long as you know their password. If you don’t, you will have to contact Cash App’s customer care and explain the situation to them.

You need to have the bank account and other details of that person with you when you contact customer care to prove your claim.

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Final Thoughts

Cash App is a contact money transferring app that lets you send and receive money to people. While the app is a valuable tool for sending and receiving money quickly, if you choose to delete your account, you need to follow several steps to do so. Once done, you can easily uninstall the app from your phone.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I close my Cash App account?
To close your Cash App account, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Cash App on your mobile device.
  2. Tap on your profile icon in the upper-left corner.
  3. Scroll down and select “Support.”
  4. Tap on “Something Else” and then choose “Account Settings.”
  5. Select “Close My Cash App Account” and follow the prompts to confirm the closure.

Is closing a Cash App account reversible?
No, once you close your Cash App account, it cannot be reversed. Make sure you have withdrawn any remaining funds before closing the account.

Will closing my Cash App account delete my transaction history?
Closing your Cash App account will not delete your transaction history. You can still access your transaction history by logging into your closed account.

Can I reopen a closed Cash App account?
No, once you close your Cash App account, it cannot be reopened. You will need to create a new account if you wish to use Cash App again.

Are there any fees for closing a Cash App account?
There are no fees associated with closing your Cash App account.

What happens to my linked bank account when I close my Cash App account?
When you close your Cash App account, your linked bank account will no longer be connected to Cash App. However, any transfers or transactions initiated before closing the account will still be processed.

Will closing my Cash App account cancel any pending transactions?
Closing your Cash App account will not cancel any pending transactions. Any pending transactions will still be processed.

How long does it take to close a Cash App account?
The process of closing a Cash App account is usually immediate. However, it may take a few business days for any remaining funds to be transferred back to your linked bank account.

Can I transfer my remaining funds before closing my Cash App account?
Yes, it is recommended to transfer any remaining funds to your linked bank account before closing your Cash App account. This ensures that you do not lose any funds.

Where can I find additional support or assistance?
If you need additional support or assistance with closing your Cash App account, you can contact the Cash App customer support team through the app or visit the Cash App website for more information.

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