Though I have been using Paypal for over 2-decades I only heard about ‘Venmo’ a couple of days ago — when I had to put down a deposit for our new puppy (who as of today has a name (viz., ‘Rowen’)). The breeder ONLY deals in Venmo.
First thing I discovered was that Paypal OWNS Venmo. Good. I am glad.
I have been a Paypal shareholder since day 1 of their ‘IPO’ (or to be precise split from eBay).
I could NOT pay the breeder via Paypal.
Paypal does NOT recognize the Venmo userID. That is crazy. That is stupid.
I had to install Venmo on my phone in order to send the money. I was NOT amused.