Peer-to-peer payments application Cash App is almost as famous as Venmo for transferring money to family and friends as it is expected to have around 44 million users by 2021. Recently, the App made headlines for various untrue reasons when an employee who was a former employee downloaded investment reports containing confidential customer data.
How to Permanently Delete a Cash App Account
Removing your Cash App mobile app from your smartphone or another device will not erase the account; it remains active until you remove the entire account from Cash App itself.
Before doing this, however, you must ensure that you have taken all your funds out of your account. The steps to follow are:
- Clean out accounts of funds by moving the funds to another account.
- Shut down your Cash App account.
- Take the App off your device.
The following sections provide step-by-step instructions for each of these tasks.
First, Transfer Cash App Funds
To take funds out of the Cash App Account, you’ll have to launch the App and then log into your account.
Even if your balance is 0, it is still possible to close your account if you own any Bitcoin or stocks. You must go into every stock, select Sell, and then repeat the process for each Bitcoin you own.
How can you remove your Cash Account on the App?
Since the Cash App is tied to your account at a bank, you’ll be required to permanently erase any Cash App account before taking down this App off your device. Before doing that, you’ll have to transfer the money from your cash App account to your account at a bank.
Step 1. Open the Cash App on your smartphone.
Step 2. Transfer any funds in the Cash App account to an account at your bank by pressing the Banking icon in the left-hand corner (it is like a home) and then tapping cash out. These must be sold before closing your account if you have stocks or bitcoins.