Monzo Labs: Pay anyone by text or email


#225

Use monzo.me/my.real.name/collect as the url base since that’s both “legit” and clearly associated with me personally - and let me give a “collection reference” when creating the link before you add a bit of randomness at the end?
monzo.me/my.name/collect/for-Bob-to-pay-you-for-lunch/abc123 looks way more legit to the person collecting (since it always says why!) and is as secure as battery-horse-staple :slight_smile:


(Marcus Nailor, Hot Coral Detective) #226

This seems to have vanished from the app without warning :eyes:

Any reason why? :smiley:


(Kieran) #227

Look at #Android in slack :wink:


#228

Noticed it as well as I went to use it.

At least people noticing it is gone means that people are using it!


(Chris Rimell) #229

Be good if someone with slack could let us know the reason :wink:


(Emma (still not the app)) #230

Read Kieran’s reply quoting me 2 posts up


(Chris Rimell) #231

Ah I missed that. Thanks!


#232

Hopefully when RCS is more widespread and commonplace Monzo will be able to do something like this:

Instead of a big old URL.


#233

Or, at the very least an image, customized or static of something when shared in messaging apps like below:


#234

What’s RCS, please?


(Marcel Ruhf) #235

Rich Communication Services, aimed at replacing SMS.


#236

To add on to what @MRMR said, think of it as iMessage for Android :wink:


(Marcel Ruhf) #237

…but unfortunately minus the end-to-end encryption :frowning_man:


#238

Yeah, and minus the “popularity”… :frowning:


(Marcel Ruhf) #239

Hopefully It’ll become more mainstream in due course, it’s definitely better then traditional SMS.


#240

Yep, agreed!


#241

Does it show up a rich link when you send it via iMessage? (Like when you sent a link of a website YouTube video) or is it just the text link?


(Ben ) #242

I think both @hartree and @redshift said would be a great way to give more ‘credibility’ to the links.

Having an inline image preview of the link - even if it shows just a generic monzo splash would be better than the current.

In the image above, the top link is when you send a “pay.monzo.com” link, the bottom if you send just www.monzo.com - so a customised image relating to a Pay link would add credibility I think when other people see the preview.


(Richard Cook) #243

Hi everyone! :wave:

Thanks for all your feedback on paying other people by text or email. We’re now ready to start bringing it to more people, so we’ve taken it out of Monzo Labs, and begun to roll it out.

You can continue giving us your feedback here:


(Richard Cook) closed #244