2.21.0 now available
Version 2.21.0 is definitely available
Looks like I was beaten to the punch by a couple of minutes But in the meantime I’ve dug around and looked for new features
Pot Image Edits!
Click the settings cog on any of your pots and tap the photo! Sadly there’s no custom image uploads (yet) but it’s awesome to be able to edit without deleting a whole pot just to alter the photo
Set a profile photo (again)
Looks like this was broken in Android 9.0 Pie but it’s back again, you can upload, remove and take a new photo for your Monzo.me / Monzo-to-Monzo payments picture
(Anybody else think an 8-bit Monzo card would look hella awesome?! )
Under the Hood
You can definitely check the Slack channel for a full teardown of the APK but a summary of the changes this week is this; there’s been a LOT of changes surrounding Pots!
Not to mention Tabs! Looks like some changes to the contacts screen might be incoming… Starred Contacts anybody?
And I’ll leave the rest as a surprise for the future
£10 when you open an account!
Nothing on the surface for me yet… But I know there’s some new things lurking
Scratch that! They added a new Monzo-Blue pot background colour
I’m going to make this a wiki so feel free to add to it until I close it
Blue pot background
Add to Google pay
There’s a big add to Google Pay button. This is good however I’ve already added my card to Google Pay long ago so I don’t really need this.
Today’s the day! Beta time
Version 2.23.0 Beta
Interesting that this is on the changelog, shared tabs is live without the beta release…
Correct, Tabs has been available since 2.21.0
After looking at the diff inside the APK I can see that Tabs has changed a little tiny bit between 2.22.0 & 2.23.0
I would assume the reason for the changelog being as it is, is because at the time of releasing 2.22.0 Tabs wasn’t available. But it is now So they can finally shout about it in the changelogs
A bit weird though since it’s in labs. Hey ho!
That’s why it’s in the beta changelog and not the public one
But I do see where you’re coming from
As I often do, I reinstalled the latest Monzo beta I like to do so on the off chance that the login or other flows within the app have changed between beta versions (I can’t help but have a nosy )
This time around I noticed a lovely new screen appear when heading to the payments tab
This graphic was updated slightly:
And this entire screen was added Looks pretty good IMO!
Has the account settings button moved? I can’t find mine anywhere?
Not recently but yep It’s moved slightly
What you want to do is head to the “Account” tab (along the bottom)
Then hit the “PROFILE” button next to your name, photo, account number & sort code That’s where all of your account settings live.
If you’d like to look at the app settings:
Once you’re inside the “Profile” page “SETTINGS” will be in the top right corner of your screen
Is that what you were after?
Changes: Will update if I find anything not on the (short) changelog
Just updated and now can expand the notifications. Yay
Unless I missed this before, you can now add notes directly from the notification for a transaction
I think this is a consequence of fixing the long notification issue
@emmag mentioned on Slack that it’s an A/B test that’s gone out to 50% of people. Quite handy!
I have experienced some issues however whereby adding additional notes once already saving one, causes the note to be overwritten. With it showing as a thread, you’d expect it to be appended.