Once connected, the sender has to resend the payment.
We decided on this because the recipient might take weeks or months before they connect Venmo. And in that time, the sender’s Venmo balance may have changed. Usually with Venmo payments, subtracting the balance is immediate, not upon delivery.
We could have subtracted the balance, then had the recipient claim the money, but that means there would need to be a way for the sender to cancel the payment while it was unclaimed. Here again, we get into the issue of showing a pending outgoing payment and showing the Snapchat user’s information.
In this version we decided to make this trade-off.