How To Use Venmo Animated Stickers In Your Next Payment Request

You might not think of Venmo as a social media platform, but
it’s bringing a whole new social aspect to exchanging money. On
Jan. 21, the company announced that it’ll start rolling out new

animated stickers to Venmo users
. The app teamed up with
Holler, a tech brand
that creates visual messaging content, to give you the option to
spice up your payment requests with everything from a rotating
pizza to a cute burrito baby.

According to Venmo’s press release, more than 90% of Venmo
transactions already include emojis. Before this update, the app
gave users emoji recommendations based on their transactions. For
example, if you were to pay your friend “for pizza,” Venmo would
use its predictive text technology to show you a pizza emoji you
can tap on and plop right into your payment notes. But you can
never go wrong with providing even more animation options. Now,

Venmo will also suggest animated stickers
, similar to GIFs,
that you can put into your payment notes. A new video from Venmo
shows that if you type “food baby” in the “Pay or Request” section,
the app will pull up an adorable burrito baby wrapped in foil or a
little smiley taco. From there, it’s up to you to choose.

Along with unique animated stickers including light-up signs and
a rolling pizza, Venmo and Holler are working with some of their
customers’ favorite companies in order to create branded content
that’ll make the animated stickers even more accurate and way more
fun. For example, the next time you and your roomie go half on a
living room couch at IKEA, you can use an animated sticker of two
characters running around with a loaded and labeled IKEA cart to
solidify the memory in
your Venmo notes
. The companies also mentioned Subway as a
partnered brand among other ones to be announced in the future.

While the new animated stickers library will be loaded with fun
things to try out, Venmo and Holler are encouraging their users to
reach out to them if they have any creative ideas for more
stickers. And for those who can’t wait to decorate their payment
notes with these stickers, all they have to do is look out for the
latest version of the app and update it.

Whether you’re splitting drinks at the bar, sending your little
sister an early birthday gift, or paying your friend back for
getting you out of that car jam, your Venmo payments are about to
get real animated.

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How To Use Venmo Animated Stickers In Your Next Payment Request