What Happens if You Decline a Cash App Request? (Explained)

In today’s post, I’ll address a question I’ve been getting a lot lately: “what happens when you decline a cash app request.”

Cash App (previously Square Cash) is a mobile payment service established by Block, Inc. that allows users to send money to one another using a mobile phone app.

Users may use the service to transmit, receive, and keep the money.

You may request payment for goods and services from the Cash App’s home screen.

Perhaps you want to refuse the request because you owe them money and don’t have the funds.

Continue reading if you’re curious about what happens if you refuse a cash app request.

What Happens if You Decline a Cash App Payment?

If you refuse someone’s request for a cash app, it will appear on their activity screen.

The funds will stay in your account for the time being and will not be moved.

You’ll also get an email from Cash App or the person you declined the request form to let you know.

You will not be able to hide the fact that you are declining a request on Cash App.

How to Decline a Pending Cash App Request

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You may request payment for goods and services from the Cash App’s home screen.

When you get a Cash App request to pay someone, the request will appear in the center column as Pending.

The “Pending” page on your Cash App will prompt you to take action. You have the option of accepting or declining the payment.

If you are using the app for the first time, you may become confused and mistakenly pay them because there is no option to decline these requests, only a single green pay button.

If you’re going to deny the request, don’t click on it.

Instead, click the name seeking the money and reject the pending Cash App request.

What’s Pending Mean On Cash App? Learn all about pending payments in this quick guide!

Canceling a Payment On Cash App

Payments between Cash Apps are typically instantaneous and cannot be canceled.

Check your activity stream to verify whether the payment receipt has a cancel option to be sure.

To recover your cashback on the home screen, press the ‘Request’ icon.

After you’ve issued a request for a refund, you’ll need to wait on the merchant to consent, then that amount of money will be automatically deposited to your Cash App account.

Read our related article, Can Cash App Be Reversed? (Canceling Payments) for more information!

How Do I Request a Refund On Cash App?

The receiver may potentially refund your payment by following these steps:

  • On their Cash App main screen, tap the Activity tab.
  • Choose the payment that has to be made.
  • Click …
  • Choose “Refund”
  • Select OK.

Read More: Can You Cancel a Payment Through Cash App? We cover more about cancelling payments in this short guide.

What Happens if I Decline Someone’s Refund Request?

You can accept or decline the refund request and get a notification.

You can also navigate the settings and adjust where a different party cannot request your money.

Our next section describes the exact process to turn off money requests on Cash App.

Read More: How to Get Money Back From Cash App Scammer. If you’ve been scammed, there may be a way to get your money back. Learn more.

How to Turn Off Requests From strangers

No matter how many requests you get, you can decline these requests with a few clicks.

Following these steps can help you decline Cash App payment requests.

  • On the Cash App’s home screen, tap the profile icon.
  • Choose Privacy and Security.
  • Toggle Incoming Requests on or off by scrolling down.
  • Select whether to accept requests from your “Contacts “or “Anyone” is toggled on.
  • Now select “Contacts,” so that no one other than saved contacts on your phone can send you a request for money.

Read our related article, Is Cash App Safe to Use With Strangers? See the risks you run, if any, while sending and receiving money to strangers.

How to Block Someone On Cash App Permanently

You can block someone from the Cash App.

To block someone from the Cash App, go to the profile page where they have listed three dots to the right of their name, and click “Block.”

If you change your mind later, the option to unblock that person is in the same place.

  • On your phone, launch the Cash App (Android or iOS)
  • In the lower right corner, click the history link.
  • At the top of the screen, tap on the individual’s profile, or choose a previous transaction with the person you wish to ban.
  • Once your selection is complete, click the three dots in the upper right corner.
  • From the pop-up menu, select “Block This Person.”
  • To complete the process, click the red Block button.

Note: You may unblock the contact whenever you like with a few mouse clicks.

See our related article on How to Unblock Contact On Cash App for more information and step-by-step instructions.


Can you ignore a Cash App request?

Yes. You can ignore a Cash App request. If you do not wish to pay, simply disregard the money request and leave it hanging.

How do I know if someone received my Cash App payment

Your activity feed contains a record for your Cash App payments made. To see a payment record, Tap the Activity tab on Cash App home screen. Tap the payment that you want to review. If you see the payment status is pending, that means the fund has not been received yet.