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Hi Jesper, welcome to the community! And thanks for giving me something to do to keep me busy this evening :wink:

It’s great to hear that you like the card color, you’ll be seeing that around lots more soon! You have come to the right place to suggest new features :slight_smile:

The fact that you have the Android app does make a difference at the moment. The good news is, Monzo have developed their back end to support lots of features for the app, when they built them for the iOS app, which Monzo bought out first.

Having said that, most of the team’s time is being spent working on the last few steps that have to be completed in order to gain Monzo’s full banking license (Paul mentioned that it could be granted in as little as 6 - 8 weeks, at the open office event earlier this week!) so development of both apps has slowed a little.

What this means is you’re going to have to wait a little while for some of the features that you’ve mentioned, which are available in the iOS app.

But Monzo hired a 3rd Android developer this week :tada: & ultimately they are aiming to get to feature parity between the two apps.
As Hugo mentioned earlier today, the next iOS feature is being built for Android at the same time :thumbsup:

That’s just something to bear in mind when looking at the blog when you’re reading the blog posts that I’m about to share :arrow_down:

This feature is on the roadmap for Android & here’s what it looks like on iOS right now -

in the meantime, here are some workarounds for Android users -

iOS users can log out of the app from their profile & I assume that Android users will be able to too, :soon: this is one of the next features that will be developed for Android, according to the roadmap.

Just to be pedantic, as far as I know, you can’t link any accounts to the app at the moment but it would be nice to be able to store more than one card in it, for top-ups.

I can’t find a comment from the Monzo team on this idea (although it has been mentioned a few times before) but to be honest, I expect the answer to this one is something like - this is a problem that will largely go away once Monzo launches current accounts, as users will then be getting their salaries paid into their accounts…maybe :hear_no_evil:

In the meantime, you can also top up your account by bank transfer / standing order, if that’s any help -

Since the Monzo card is a prepaid card, it’s intended to be used to make payments, rather than transfers, hence this limitation. But this will definitely be solved when the current accounts launch & faster payments is available :zap:

Here’s why this isn’t a thing, at the moment -

although it is possible when transferring money via :thinking:

Magstripe withdrawals are already disabled by default but can be enabled for 24 hours, in…you guessed it, the iOS app, for now. They can be enabled for Android users if you ask the customer support team though, through the in-app chat or by emailing

There’s been some positive noises from the Monzo team, when discussing disabling contactless payments, in the developer’s Slack channel, although




Disabling online transactions is obviously possible - as Revolut have shown - although it seems a bit risky, as you could end up blocking an Amazon payment (which is only taken when your item ships) that you forgot about, for example…given the fact that you receive instant notifications for each transaction & can freeze the card instantly, this isn’t a big concern for me but perhaps it is for others…

This would be great, Tom (Monzo’s CEO) explains why Monzo haven’t done this so far & is clearly keen on the idea, judging by this post -

there’s been a bit of discussion about being able to top up cards from parent’s accounts here too -

keep the ideas coming!

And just to mention, if you’re interested in finding out even more about Monzo, this is a good place to start :slight_smile: -

Or if you want to know pretty much everything I know about Monzo + a few things I’ve probably forgotten, here’s my list of popular feature requests, bug reports, a few videos etc. about Monzo.

Oh & the latest update for the Android app which some great new features in it, was released in the Beta channel today so that’s coming soon :slight_smile: