PayPal has started the rollout of version 6.0 of their Android app and with it comes a massive visual overhaul along with some great new features.
The new design is a complete departure from anything PayPal previously used and while it doesn’t look like your traditional Android app, it does incorporate a few great material design aspects.
A few things worth noting is the addition of fingerprint sensor support for Marshmallow devices, however the guys over at Android Police are reporting that they are not seeing that functionality yet. In my own tests it hasn’t worked for me either, so this could be something coming in another update or through a server-side change. The app also now blocks users from taking screenshots, likely to protect a users security during transactions.
- The entire app has a new design and is built upon faster, more reliable services. This will make the current features faster and more efficient for our customers. In addition, the new app now includes:
- A more detailed activity view with a number of quick actions. These actions will allow customers to accept/deny payments, pay a pending request, send another payment, or view history with a particular merchant.
- A home page that allows customers to quickly navigate to some top tasks and discover features they didn’t know about.
- The ability to request money from friends and family
- The ability to view and update your personal information
- The option to sign up for a new PayPal account
- Being able to send money to recent or frequent contacts quickly.
- Marshmallow fingerprint login
UPDATE: PayPal is also rolling this same update to iOS through the app store bringing a nearly identical user interface.