PayPal launch reimagined PayPal App

By Chris Dawson September 6, 2013 - 10:35 am

PayPal-Reimagined-AppPayPal have launched a brand new version of the PayPal app for Android, iPhone and Windows. (Significantly if you’re on Blackberry there’s no app – are Blackberries finally dead?).

The biggest immediate change is the colours – gone are the dull browns (what were PayPal thinking of?). The browns are still there on some screens, but for the new Local screen it’s back to the normal PayPal blue tones.

The big focus is on local shopping and offers (although you won’t find too many offers in the UK so far). Now the Check In feature gets it’s own tab which automatically displays the retailers closest to you. Once you’ve selected a retailer the check in screen has changed from a pin to pull down to a curved slider which is much more prominent.

Local is the first of five tabs on the home screen, the others are Wallet (where you manage your payment methods, add or withdraw funds, and can add and remove credit/debit cards), Activity (History of your payments, both on and offline), Transfer (Where you can make payments to email addresses or mobile numbers) and Settings (Where you can add a profile picture and set a PIN).

In truth many of the features on the reimagined PayPal app you won’t be using until more retailers start offering PayPal payments. However it’s now a much nicer experience than the PayPal website, much quicker to withdraw funds and a much slicker experience. Of course as a seller if you need to download your account history you’ll want to use the browser version, but for day to day payments and the ability to withdraw funds to your bank account on the go it’s perfect.

  • northumbrian
    4 years ago

    so what about all the codswallop the guys in dublin come out with when claiming because you are accesing from a different location the reason for rather than 2 hours your download to account takes 24 hours

    • 4 years ago

      I’ll test it when I’m out later to get a different IP address on my mobile, but with a bit of luck they’ll recognise the device I’m on.

    • northumbrian
      4 years ago

      we dont think it matters,where and when, we only ever download from one machine @ the same location , though its not a static ip,
      sometimes its 2 hours other times it 24, amounts ranging from thousands, to hundreds, it seems to be quite random and matter little how much

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