Western Union Mobile App Review


Western Union mobile app review
Andrea Barnes
Andrea is Communications Manager at FXcompared. Prior to joining FXcompared, she worked as a communications consultant for companies seeking guidance with their social media, marketing and digital… Read more


Western Union is arguably the most well known of the money transfer companies we reviewed in this piece, and their app is currently the most downloaded money transfer app in the United States. With over 500,000 agent locations throughout the globe, Western Union is one of the most convenient money transfer services available to consumers today.

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App Overview

Western Union allows money to be sent to over 200 countries and territories with the click of a button. Like other modes of transfer via Western Union, the Western Union mobile app allows the sender to transfer money to a live agent location. Additionally, users of the Western Union app can send direct payments to hundreds of different companies, making bill payment much easier for users of the app.

Unique features of the app

  • Repeat previous payments with the Resend feature
  • Verify and approve transfers with TouchID/fingerprint
  • Save time by scanning your credit card, rather than manually inputting information
  • Pay bills
  • Determine estimated cost of transfer
  • Funds can be sent via app, or funds can be scheduled to be sent in person at agent location
  • Save contacts, convenient for those sending regular payments

Ideal Uses

Western Union's US app is ideal for people remotely paying bills for themselves for dependents, regularly sending small amounts of money and/or sending money to a live agent, as payments to live agents can be scheduled through the app.


The Western Union App is available on the App Store and the Play Store


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