Hi everyone We’re making some improvements to navigation of the Monzo app and would love to get some early feedback from you!
We started thinking about a new navigation for the Monzo app a few months ago and have an early prototype that brings some of these new elements to the app. This is just one potential approach we’re exploring and we don’t know yet if it’s the right one. That’s why we’d love to bring you in on the journey so we can figure this out together. Goes without saying it’s a work in progress and is not representative of what the final thing will look like.
This is not an extensive list, but gives an idea of the direction we’re going.
We removed the Summary and Account tabs. The nav bar now takes you between Home, Payments, and Help.
Card + Timeline
When you open the app you’ll see your Monzo card peeking behind your Monzo feed. You can collapse the feed to reveal your card actions. The card section is similar to the what we had at the top of your Account screen.
There’s a new section with all your other “account objects” (Pots, Overdraft, Loans, and external cards). It’s accessible from the View All button in Home.
Profile on Home
You’ll see your profile photo at the top of the Home screen (previously in Account).
We’re using a new section to communicate with customers about our new features.
It’s gone. It’s not really serving the purpose it was designed for anymore, so we removed it for now. In the future we’ll add new charts where they make sense.
Accessing your budget will no longer happen from the nav bar. While we’re working on new kinds of budgeting features there is no Summary. We plan to add a way to get to Summary very soon, even if just temporarily, so that you don’t lose it if you’re trying the new version.
We’ll be talking about some of these changes at our April Open Office in London. You can find tickets here.
If you want to start using this version you can sign up for early access. This is pretty much a work in progress, so you can expect hitting issues on a regular basis. Here’s a flavour what might happen to you:
- You won’t have some features for now (like Summary!)
- The app might crash a lot
- There’s no in-app customer support for issues related to the new navigation. In-app chat still works exactly as before, but you’ll only be able to get help on issues related to your account, not the new version of the app.
- We’re changing things on a weekly basis and new functionality might be removed without notice
- And of course the other countless bugs and things that can go wrong!
- Your money is always safe
How to get it
The new navigation is not going to Monzo Labs. If want to use it now you can signup for early access through this form. Keep in mind that if you request early access, you won’t be able switch back and forth between the current navigation and the new navigation. If at any point you’re stuck and really need to revert to the old navigation you can do so through customer support. However you can’t opt-in again after this, think of it as a break-in-case-of-fire glass For the early preview we’re giving access on v2.44 for iOS (going soon for Testflight) and v2.45 for Android (going live late next week / following week).
UPDATE: EARLY ACCESS IS NOW PAUSED. PLEASE READ THE POST BELOW FOR MORE INFO.