Our Venmo Developer and Payouts APIs have been retired, and we are no longer able to provide access to businesses who may want to start using it. To find out more about how you can use Venmo as a payment method in your checkout experience, visit

For existing businesses who were granted access to the Developer or Payouts API in the past (generally prior to 2016), you will retain access to these APIs and may use them.

Make an API payment from your account

You can grab an access token for your own account when you sign in.

  1. Visit the Settings section of your Venmo profile after logging in.
  2. Click on the Developers tab to find your access token.
  3. Copy that access token to your computer's clipboard. Note - this access token will let you control your entire account through the API, so don't share it with anyone. To change the token, click refresh - the old token will no longer work.
  4. Use an application such as cURL to make an HTTP POST request to the /payments endpoint. Documentation for that endpoint, including description of the required parameters, can be found here.

That's it! If everything is entered correctly, you will get a response telling you the status of the payment and an id that you can use to keep track of it. Feel free to use that access token to explore more of our API. For example, to get some information about your own profile, try using the /me endpoint. More documentation on that can be found here.

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