I see what you are saying. I understand it as the “add contact” button lets you put someone’s number in your phone which in turn will make them appear as a Monzo contact if their number matches an account with Payments with Friends enabled.
Hey all, thank you for all the comments and feedback so far!
We’ve rolled out the redesign to 20% of customers, if you already have it, what are your first impressions? You need to be on version 2.39 (iOS/Android). And you probably need to kill the app after updating it.
That’s great feedback, thank you @BristolMatt! Sending a payment request to non-monzo customers is still available, if you open the payee screen of a non-monzo user. Though it seems you won’t be needing it that soon!
Thanks for sharing this @217698, it’s super useful for us!
You should still be able to delete a payee by tapping the Edit button, then Delete Payee, from the Payee screen. Let me know if this is not working for you.
I appreciate this might not be the most intuitive solution. If you tap Pay and Request from the main Payments page, then you see a list of your contacts again. The key difference is that when you then tap one of your contacts we take you straight to the amount screen, bypassing the Payee screen because you’re already in the Pay or Request flows.
I agree we should have less sections of contacts. On Android there’s only Frequent, Recent, and then All. On iOS there’s an extra section with “Monzo contacts” which is redundant since the All section contains all of them too.
I mentioned this above, but I’m not sure why the add contact option is still there for it to only Android contacts app (unless you’re looking to add bank details to address book contacts - I’m here for that)
it still feels a bit unfinished - I don’t understand why it’s taken so long to be able to merge or manage contacts.
I agree with @217698 in that information is repeated. There’s no real difference in content for me between frequent and recents. And they look messy because I can’t merge them or add contact photos.
on the scheduled tab, I’m not sure about the utility of combining upcoming payments and standing orders, and direct debits and subscriptions. I’d much prefer them split out - especially the latter two as they’re very different (to me at least)
similarly, I’d find a last paid amount useful for direct debits which I’ve excluded from Summary.
And I know why it’s been done like this, but I find the split between upcoming payment date and last paid date inelegant and slightly confusing.
That said, it’s a big step up, just frustrating that we still seem to be inching very slowly towards excellence with large delays between what seem (on the face of it) to be minor iterations. I’m sure this isn’t the case, so sorry if this sounds grumpy, but it feels like this has been promised for a long time and still doesn’t quite hit the sweet spot. I’d be delighted to be in the minority, though!
Got the new Payments tab design. Definitely a work in progress, but looks like it has a lot of potential.
“CONTACTS ON MONZO” section isn’t needed and takes up too much space.
Contacts in the “ALL” section are currently in a seemingly random order. It would be best if these contacts were ordered in alphabetical order with an alphabetical scroller on the right (like ones found in contacts apps).
The “FREQUENT” section is a good addition.
It would be better if the “RECENT” section scrolled horizontally like the “FREQUENT” section. This would reduce the amount of scrolling required.
“Invite friends, get £5” seems out of place underneath the “FREQUENT” section. I think it would be better placed directly underneath “Pay” and “Request”.
The “Add contact” button would be better as a combined “Add contact” and “Add payee” button. Clicking the button would bring up sections for “First name”, “Last name”, “phone number if payee is on Monzo” and options to add bank accounts. If a phone number is entered, a phone contact is created along with the Monzo payee. If no phone number is entered, no phone contact is made.
I think that “Scheduled” and “Shared” are better tab labels than “Schedule” and “Share” because they better describe what happens in the tabs imo.
It would be better if the “FREQUENT” and “RECENT” sections found after clicking “Pay” or “Request” scrolled horizontally to save space.
I think I have the new payments tab, but I’m not entirely sure… however the text has become huge all of a sudden and it’s not nice. See below. My font size on my iPhone is the lowest, surely it should allow what the user has set?
Fantastic! I just received the new payments screen
I’ve just found a bill split from October which never completed (they sent the money separately instead of accepting the bill split ) I’ve already seen somebody ask for the ability to delete pending bill splits so I’m going to jump on that bandwagon and and request the same
Other than that minor gripe, it looks lovely! I can only echo what others have said, i.e. Frequent & recent are quite similar