We’ve been doing a spot of spring cleaning in the app, and I wanted to give you a sneak peek before it goes live for everyone!
We’ve been thinking about two broad questions: how can we make things more visible and easier to use and how can we make room for new features and functionality on our most loved feature: Pots.
On making things more visible and easier: top of that list is finding basic information, like your account number and sort code. We heard that one loud and clear!
Trying to find my account number and sort code has become more difficult. I used to drag the cards down and it would appear at the top!— Aaron Woodrow (@Wazaldinho) September 10, 2020
Every time I try and find my account details, I feel like I’m trying to find them for the first time. I couldn’t tell you where I’d look for them even now.— MJP (@mrmjprice) September 10, 2020
@monzo Hey Monzo, why have you moved my account details in the app? It's really hard to find now!— Gemma Rosie (@gemma_rosie_) October 20, 2020
And on making room for new features and functionality for Pots, you’ve had tonnes of ideas:
So we’ve built something we think (a) makes it easier to manage your account quickly, and (b) gives us more room to build some of those new things for Pots.
We’re introducing two new tabs to accounts (personal, joint and business) and Pots. They’re called “Feed” and “Manage”, and they look like this:
At the moment, we keep account details and settings behind the drawer, underneath your card, in the blue circular buttons. We think that bringing them front and centre makes it easier and quicker to grab (and copy!) your account details, manage your account or check your overdraft.
The blue buttons will also stay for now, but over time we’ll remove them.
You’ve given us loads of ideas for how we can improve Pots, and we think splitting them into “Feed” and “Manage” gives us lots of room to try out some neat new things with them this year.
Starting with the feed means you’ll be able to see your payments in and out of your Pots. Before now, we only showed you some key information for each Pot – which was fine, but we think a full feed gives you even more visibility. Of course, having a feed for Pots might come in handy for some of the suggestions you’ve made in the past…
For now, the information that you currently see in a Pot’s drawer will live in the Manage tab. But we’ll change that soon, too – you’ll be able to edit your Pot directly from the Manage tab, for example. And, having a dedicated Manage tab gives us room and flexibility to add more features and controls for your accounts and Pots, too.
The feed and manage tabs will roll out slowly over the next month or so – so you might not see yours immediately!