[Android/iOS] Potential privacy bug?

Issue: I have a lot of random people in my phone contacts who I don’t really know, and I just have saved as something like “Dave the plumber” or “kitchen quote guy” etc.

I’ve just noticed that if they have a Monzo account, I can tap on them in the Payments section, and see their full name. This feels like a big privacy breach to me.

Details to reproduce: Tap any contact in Payments, see their full name.
OS: iOS 12.4.1
Device: iPhone X
App Version: TF 2.62 b555

It is mentioned when you enable payments with friends/contacts. It could be made more obvious I guess. Same thing happens with WhatsApp etc.

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Where is that screen? It’s not in the flow when you turn on contacts on iOS

Settings > Payments with friends > Top right question mark

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Wow, that’s buried real good. I’d personally want to see this front-and-centre when you’re enabling contact access.

Don’t forget that it works the other way, too. Some random person you had a phone conversation with 10 years ago could have your full name if they have a Monzo account and have saved your details.

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Very true! I’d love to be able to have contacts disabled, and for that giant box begging for contact access to go away. Why so thirsty, Monzo?

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We should be able to select which contacts we want to add. Full stop.

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I’m surprised as to why selecting which contacts wasn’t just built in from the start.

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