Money transfer app


With the Western Union® money transfer app, you can send money, track your transfers, view countries’ exchange rates1 and find agent locations near you, whether you’re at home or on the go.


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Be informed. Be aware.

We encrypt your transfers

We are committed to keeping your data secured

We’ve sent money around the world for over 150 years

Money transfers at your fingertips

Easily view transfer fees1 and exchange rates

Check transfer fees1 and exchange rates on the go, before you send money with the app.

Set preferred exchange rate alerts

Choose your preferred exchange rate and get notified instantly when it’s available.

Simple card scanning

With the money transfer app, you can quickly set up a card payment and avoid mistakes by scanning your credit2 or debit card using the camera on your device.

Track your transfer

You can easily track your money transfer via the app any time using your tracking number (MTCN). Get notified via email when your receiver collects their money.

Send again quickly

Save your receiver’s details to your resend list in the app to make repeat transfers fast.

Send money in a few taps with our app

Send money quickly or start a transfer and pay in-store.

Track your money transfer in real time.

Send again quickly to friends and family.

Rating as of 21 April 2023.

Easy to send, simple to receive

With the Western Union® money transfer app for mobile, you can choose how your loved one will receive their funds.

Added peace of mind with our money transfer app

Touch ID enabled

Get started in seconds with one-touch fingerprint login.

Transfer tracking

See the status of your money transfers on our app with the tracking number (MTCN).

Committed to security

We are PCI DSS compliant and committed to keeping your data secure, whether you use the app to send money, our website, or one of our agent locations.

Encrypted transfers

We use encryption to help protect your money transfers.

Send cash online, available for pickup in minutes3

Simply transfer money to an agent location and your recipient can collect the cash within minutes3 of it being sent.


More reasons to love the Western Union® app

FX alerts. Users can set an alert when the foreign exchange (FX) hits a rate of their choosing and be notified with an in-app message.

All your contacts in one place. It’s easy to transfer money with the app. You can import your contacts from your mobile phone and select your receiver effortlessly, letting you use the app to send money efficiently. Keep your contacts in one place with the Western Union® money transfer app.

Start on the app and pay in store. Save time by starting a transfer on the app, or online, before visiting one of our agent locations to pay for your transfer, without needing to fill out any forms.

Pay the way that works for you

Directly from your bank account
Cash at an agent location
With a credit2/debit card

Frequently asked questions about the Western Union® mobile app

How do I get the Western Union® mobile app?

You can download the Western Union® money transfer app from the Apple App Store for iOS or from Google Play for Android devices.

Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play

How do I send money with the Western Union® mobile app?

Before you transfer money with the app, you need to download it on the Apple App Store for iOS, or Google Play Store for Android devices. New users can follow the necessary steps to register a profile. Once you complete your registration, simply:

  1. Log in with your Touch ID or your credentials.
  2. Start a money transfer with the app by entering the destination country and the amount you would like to send. Choose the payout method that works for you: directly to a bank account, for cash pickup, or to a mobile wallet based on your receiver’s country. Enter your receiver’s details.
  3. Pay for your money transfer with the app via debit or credit2 card, or with your bank account.
  4. We will provide the tracking number for your transfer (MTCN). You can track this on the money transfer app. Share this number with your receiver to track the funds. If sending to a mobile wallet, you and your receiver will get a confirmation alert via text notification4 when the money is delivered.
Can I pay in cash even if I use the Western Union® app to send money?

Yes, you can save time at the counter by starting your money transfer on our app or online and pay in cash at a participating agent location. When you begin a money transfer with the app, you will be provided with the option to pay in cash at an agent location.

Are money transfer apps reliable?

Western Union® is committed to keeping your data secure, and that extends to our money transfer app. We use a variety of techniques to protect the confidentiality of your personal information, including SSL technology. You can learn more in our privacy policy.

Still have questions?

Contact our Customer Care team or visit our FAQ page for more information. Contact us.

1 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Transfer fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Transfer fees and exchange rates subject to change without notice.

2 Some card issuers may charge additional fees for using our services. Please contact your card issuer for more information.

3 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. For mobile transactions funds will be paid to receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to account tied to receiver’s mobile number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS and account over-limit and cash-out fees. See the transfer form for restrictions.

4 Additional charges may be applied by the telephone service provider.