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Venmo Curbs Visibility on Payments So Strangers Can’t See Them

  • App, owned by PayPal, is removing its global transactions feed
  • For years, Venmo has faced criticism for its privacy controls

Venmo is ditching its global social feed, making it so users can no longer see payments between people they don’t know.

The app, owned by PayPal Holdings Inc., will continue to allow users to see transactions among their friends, according to a blog post Tuesday. The move comes after Venmo has seen its customer base swell to 70 million during the pandemic.