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Rated 4.77344 From 217,262 Votes
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  • Last Updated: 2020-05-15
  • New version: 4.3.3
  • File size: 114.76 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later


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Zelle is an iPhone and Android Finance App, made by Early Warning Services, LLC. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Early Warning Services, LLC, with the latest current version being 4.3.3 which was officially released on 2020-05-15. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 217,262 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.77344 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?

Zelle® has partnered with leading banks and credit unions across the U.S. to bring you a fast, safe and easy way to send money to friends and family. Money moves quickly - directly from bank account to bank account. If your bank or credit union offers Zelle, you already have it in your mobile banking app or online banking – if they don’t, the Zelle app will make it easy for you to send money to enrolled Zelle users that already have access through their financial institution. Zelle. This is how money moves®. Using just your recipient’s email address or U.S. mobile number, you can settle up simply and safely with almost anyone you know and trust. Even better, Zelle does not charge any fees to use the service. (Mobile carrier or bank fees may apply). GET STARTED: 1. Download the Zelle app. 2. Enroll using a Visa® or Mastercard® debit card linked to a U.S. checking account; or 3. Enroll your U.S. checking account by using your online banking username and password, if your bank supports this feature*. 4. Choose a person to pay, or request money from, by entering their U.S. mobile number or email address. 5. Confirm the amount and hit send. If they’re already enrolled with Zelle, they’ll typically get the money in minutes. If they aren’t, they will be notified and can follow a few simple steps to complete the payment. *Some banks allow customers to enroll in the Zelle app using their online or mobile banking username and password. Zelle and the Zelle related marks and logos are property of Early Warning Services, LLC You must have a bank account in the U.S. to use Zelle.

Top Reviews

  • Won’t work on most phones

    By Exrodeo
    After 4 days and over 9 hrs total on hold, was finally told that this service WILL NOT WORK ON MOST PHONE NETWORKS. The second level tech support told me that “Unfortunately the zelle app and service will not function on wi-fi, and only recognizes a few (att, verizon, and sprint) phone carriers. All others are locked out, but WILL TAKE your banking and personal information and retain it in their system.” The reason this company is headquartered in the Philippines is because they are safe from federal criminal charges being filed against them. For such a young company, they have an overwhelming number of complaints lodged against them..(check out the reviews on the app page). The zelle rep even told me to change phone companies so I can get their service. Clear exchange had no problems... zelle is nothing but one giant problem that is illegally mining peoples banking and personal information for their own personal gain, while forcing those who are/were set up through a direct deposit system to receive their paychecks from work.... who are now unable to receive those funds, as zelle holds those funds in limbo refusing to refund the money back to original sender for 30 days. CRIMINAL !!!!!!! How the apple app store even allowed this financial virus into it’s app system is mind boggling. BEWARE!!!! and stay far away from zelle. You have been warned by someone who stayed diligent until they got the answers and truth from this scam organization.
  • The JOYS of money!

    By Honeybuddz
    To be honest I was a little skeptic about it, then once I downloaded it and played around with it, I knew I was going to be using this FOREVER! No waiting for the weekend to be over to receive your money, no 5-7 business days on waiting either for your money to be sent over, no hassle on asking if anyone or I have received the money. This app literally allows the money being sent over to go straight into your card with no holds, no fees, no hassle at all. Me, my family and friends use this app all the time when one has forgotten money or their wallets- LOL! I can say that using this app really is a life saver. Only, ONE bad thing I do have to say is that you can’t send others money unless you have their correct mobile phone numbers. I’ve tried to see if I can add people through my contacts but it only allows to input numbers, like literally I gotta grab a pen and paper to write down peoples numbers because once you input a number or an incorrect phone number it’s a good bye to whoever you’re sending money too. So make sure the number you’re sending money to is ALWAYS CORRECT! I hope that they do update this app and allow us to add friends on here.

    By BSheets70
    This company has the absolute, most atrocious customer service that I have ever had the displeasure of speaking with. I kept getting a wrong password error after trying the only few passwords I use for my accounts, and there was not any “Forgot Password” links to be found on the website or app. Upon calling Customer Service the first time, I was talked to like I was an idiot and was never actually helped with resetting my password. I was told that he had done some re-figuring on his end and I could try to log back in as a new user (keep in mind - I already have had an account) in 10 minutes. Upon trying to gain access to my account yet again, my number had been blocked. I contacted Customer Service and they told me there was nothing they could do and that the app would give me the option to deactivate my account later, but that I would not be able to use the app or get into my account for 30 days. I told the lady to deactivate my account today and I’m hoping that actually went through. Why isn’t there an option to change my password if forgotten?? It’s absolutely ridiculous. I also find it unsettling that there supposedly is no way to get into the account that has my banking information in it for at least 30 days. With that being said - do NOT use this app!
  • Sketchy

    By ...jbl...
    Ten days ago a friend sent me a payment via Zelle from their bank. I didn’t have the Zelle app and my bank wasn’t listed on their site, so I downloaded the app and followed the steps listed on their site to receive my funds. The app froze twice as I was trying to register. In most cases this would be a warning flag to me that something was sketchy - for an app to freeze up after I’ve provided my debut info and password. On the third try it took. I waited for the payment being sent to me to show up on the activity tab. Two days and nothing, so I call. I’m told the money will go through to my bank in two to three days. The customer support guy made no effort to look up the transaction, my account, or explain anything at all other than to say it will happen. A week after receiving the payment text from my friend I still hadn’t received the funds and nothing showed on my activity screen of the app. Yet the app has my phone number, emails, and debit card info correct. Again, sketchy. If not for the reviews and apparent fact that many banks utilize this app, I’d delete it and put in an alert with my bank. Now, ten days since this initiated, I’ve yet to receive my money or hear back from Zelle in response to my email from four days ago.
  • Do NOT install... 0 STARS if I had that option!

    By RubyDoll89
    Coming from a very honest and educated person do yourself a favor and do NOT use Zelle. I have been on hold multiple hours due to technical issues on their end which has not allowed me to receive any payments. My account is in “limbo” as the representative stated and needs to be deactivated however I cannot deactivate it as it is something they do on their end. I have been promised multiple times to receive a call backs from management, customer support, and technical support, I have yet to receive any calls from anyone. They guaranteed deactivation within 48 hours and my account is still showing active. The company I subcontract for has done multiple cancellations as Zelle requested and sent new payments and I still cannot receive payments because of a technical issue on their end. Please do yourself a favor find another outfit to send and receive payments unless you don’t mind terrible customer service, long hours on hold to speak to a representative (if you’re lucky to get through), dishonest promises for call backs and errors on Zelle’s end with accounts they can’t seem to deactivate along with your money and account being in “limbo.” If you don’t mind that then this app might be for you.
  • Terrible Customer Service

    By SteveK1921
    Not even sure where to start. It’s been 13 days since I received an email from asking to create my account so I could receive a transfer of funds. To this day... I have yet to receive any money!! ... I set up my account with the email sent to me. I then added my phone number so I could confirm my account. All of this took place the same day. I waited 4 days and send in an email ticket to discover the status of my transfer. Note trying to talk to a REAL human is yet another excruciating experience.... Their email support reply said that I had to contact my bank to make sure my account was set up.. I did and my bank (Chase, who is one of their listed partner banks) confirmed that Zelle was linked to my account and I could receive transfers. I waited another day and sent another email asking where my funds are. They then replied saying that the person sending the funds had to check with their bank. He did and his bank confirmed the funds had been transferred and the money was gone. Now Zelle is saying they never touch the money? Talk about pointing fingers elsewhere.. my friend now had to File a claim with his bank to get the money back.. which will take more time... and I still do not have any money...
  • Hard to enroll, insecure, no release notes

    By G-Mo
    It’s what you’d expect from yet another attempt at making transferring money easier. If you’re unfortunate enough to be the recipient of money through Zelle, you might keep your sanity if your bank is one of the 10 or so supported ones. Otherwise you get to download this “easy” app, verify your phone number (if you get through the errors), enter and verify your email address, enter a debit card (of which you at least can take a picture instead of entering the number; you still need to enter the exp date, CCV, name and billing address though), and type, by hand, an insecure password that you can both type on your phone and remember. If you use a password manager, you’re out of luck, because you can’t copy or paste the password; Makes Zelle an easy target for hackers. Once you’ve done all that, maybe it’s easy to send and receive money. But, it would have been much easier to use PayPal or just enter an account and routing number. Or send a paper check, walk to the bank, go in instead of using the ATM, chat with the teller a bit, deposit it, and pick up a mint on the way out - that’d be easier and you’d get exercise, conversation, and a free mint. Do that instead.
  • Unable to authenticate

    By TNW2019
    For reasons unknown they can’t authenticate my account I believe is because I switched carriers and my information is not fully linked with my new carrier or new bank or whatever. I used it through a bank in the past but the app itself is complicated and the support picks up the phone quick but they can’t actually do anything. If the app denies accessibility because it can’t authenticate your information the support team can’t identify which information is incorrect Or even look into further. Once you get that error it’s over apparently my thing is it’s wrong! I had the same information for a long period of time my address on file, number, email are all the same with my bank and carrier it makes no sense at all! The fact that they can’t even refresh the process or have anyone who can do a deep investigation on the problem is beyond me. What billion dollar app is in complete control of itself? Maybe the support specialist I talked to was misinformed that’s always a possibility. Looking on google it seems maybe even my carrier (spectrum mobile) and/ or my credit union is the reason for this but I wouldn’t know because they don’t have that information.
  • Misery

    By juleskb
    Avoid Zelle. One star because zero stars is not an option. If you have to change your bank info good luck getting paid. You can’t change the debit card info in the app or online. You have to call them. After an endless wait you get first level support, which is useless. They don’t know anything, can’t do anything, and some of them barely speak English. After you struggle to understand them and to make yourself understood, they finally transfer you to second level support. This is where you go to die. The wait there is interminable. If you give up you can’t get paid. If you persist chances are you’ll still end up in limbo while they muck around with your account and hold your payments. If you have to add a different debit card they have to delete your account so you can register as a new user and add a new debit card. When they finally called to say my account was deleted and I could now register, I got an error message that my profile was locked, have to call them. Another interminable hold with no resolution. In the meantime of course I can’t receive payments. This company should not be allowed to handle people’s money and Apple should remove their app from the App Store.
  • Suddenly decided I was not eligible.

    By CreateNickname..no.
    I am a nanny for a family who’s parents live in another state and I watch the children when they’re in town, and this is how I got paid. It was working just fine I got my payment with no problem. I use a bank that they don’t have a partnership with but it worked just fine if I just put in my card number. So the mother tried to pay me again today and said the transaction could not be processed, so I check my account and it says there’s suspicious activity related to my phone number. Which is bull because when I called that was not the problem at all. So I wait on hold for maybe 20 minutes and the woman who answered was very nice but she checked out my account and said “I was no longer eligible.” My account was just working fine when the last payment came through 2 weeks ago so you can imagine my confusion. So I asked and she said I am no longer eligible for the stand alone app and basically that there was nothing I can do. She said “so you can go ahead and delete the app” like it was a good thing. If you’re going to offer accounts to those who don’t have a partnership, don’t randomly go through and decide who is and is not eligible.

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