It's safe to say Super Bowl Sunday was one of the busier nights for mobile payments app Venmo but we'll let you draw your own conclusions as to why.
After the Denver Broncos bested the Carolina Panthers to take home the Lombardi trophy, Venmo users reported difficulty sending money through the app. Venmo's team acknowledged the issues on Twitter, writing "Our payments are experiencing some slowness but we're working hard on a fix. Hang tight!#sb50"
Our payments are experiencing some slowness but we're working hard on a fix. Hang tight! #sb50— Venmo (@venmo) February 8, 2016
We're back, thanks for hanging in there with us. Please let us know if you continue to experience any slowness.— VenmoSupport (@VenmoSupport) February 8, 2016
The app was back to normal about two hours after the big game, according to status updates on Venmo's website. While the timing could of course be a big coincidence, some Twitter users had their theories as to why Venmo may have been overloaded.
lol venmo crashed after the super bowl— Alex Kang (@kangalex) February 8, 2016
LOL Venmo is down right now because everyone is paying up their bets— Danny Liang (@dannytaughtme) February 8, 2016
Of course there are many other reasons for using Venmo too.
I actually venmo'd my sister $10 to get me a brownie and milk out of my kitchen last night. My kitchen was less than 5 feet away... #worthit— Cece Guinther (@CeceGuinther) February 8, 2016