Spotting a "pending" message on the Cash App when you're waiting for money can be one of those moments - here's what might be going on.
Why is my Cash App payment pending?
Occasionally, you may get an error on Cash App that says a payment to you or from you is pending. This doesn't mean you should re-send the money, unless the app directs you to.
Instead, it more than likely is a safety measure that is built into the app, which forces you to go in and manually accept a payment from a new friend on the app. Other times, it could mean that one or both of you has sent or received more than your set limit on Cash App, which begins with a limit of $250 per week.
How long does it take for my Cash App payment?
Pending payments on Cash Appcan take anywhere from a few minutes to a few days to be resolved. Depending on what is causing the payment to be pending will reflect the time it will take for the money to go through.
If a payment is pending because of technical issues on Cash App, then you can expect to see the money when it's been fixed which shouldn't take too long.
But if there's something more complex, like the money has been flagged as a security risk, the payment could be pending for a couple of days.
How to get rid of the pending error on Cash App?
Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as there could be multiple reasons for your Cash App giving you a pending notification. However, their website does give instructions for the best way to figure out what's going on. You simply need to go to the activity section of your Cash App and there should be a section for pending activity.
If you go to this section, you should be given options for how to fix your pending payment. These can be simple, like manually accepting funds from your new friend by hitting the green accept button, or they could be a little bit more complex, such as setting up 2-factor authorization on your phone to set up a higher limit.