Transfer abroad with the Western Union app

Enjoy all the 100% digital benefits with our improved app. New customer? Enjoy a $0 sending fee on your first transfer.

Improved app

Download the optimized app to send money completely online.

Send money from your smartphone with our money transfer app

Simple card scanning

Pay for money transfers by card quickly from your cell phone. Avoid mistakes by simply scanning your credit or debit card with your device’s camera.

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Check exchange rates with ease

Check the latest international exchange rates in an instant with the widget in our money transfer mobile app. See how the Mexican peso compares with other currencies on the move.

Repeat transfers quickly

Save your receiver’s details to your resend list and make repeat money transfers quickly using the app.

Easy to send, simple to receive

Use the Western Union® app to send money and choose how your receiver will get the money.

Added protection and peace of mind

Added protection and peace of mind

Touch ID enabled

Use our app to send money with ease in seconds with one-touch fingerprint sign in.

Protected payments

We comply with the PCI DSS and are committed to keeping your data and payments secure.

Transfer tracking

Check the status of your money transfers on our app with your unique money transfer control number (MTCN).

Encrypted transfers

We use encryption to help protect your domestic and international money transfers.

Send money using the app, available for pickup in minutes

Make simple and repeated money transfers to friends and family.

Track your transfer and get a notification when it’s complete.

Start a money transfer on the app and pay later in cash at a Western Union agent location.


Rating as of December 2021


Frequently Asked Questions about the Western Union® mobile app

How do I get the Western Union® mobile app?

You can download the money transfer app from the Apple App Store for iOS or 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?
  1. If you already have the Western Union® app, log in with Touch ID or your credentials. If you don’t have our app yet, simply download it on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. New users can follow the steps to sign up and register a profile.
  2.  Start a transfer by entering the destination country and the amount you would like to send. Choose the payment method that works for you: directly to a bank account, for cash pickup or to a mobile wallet, depending on your receiver’s country. Enter your receiver’s details.
  3. Pay for your money transfer by credit or debit card.
    4. We will provide the tracking number for your transaction (MTCN). 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 notification when the money is delivered.

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Can I start a money transfer in the Western Union® app and pay in person?

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

Are money transfer apps safe?

Western Union is PCI DSS compliant and committed to keeping your data and payments secure. 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.