05
Sep
paypal

If you use PayPal (and who doesn't?), and have been pretty unhappy with its mobile app (and who isn't?) today brings a much-needed change. The company just released v5.0 of its app, which brings a completely redesigned interface – and I'm not talking about one of those "completely redesigned" interfaces that moves some menus and changes a few colors, either; this is a complete overhaul – along with a slew of new features. Here's a quick look at what to expect in the new PayPal:

As you can see, the updated app features the oft-requested "hamburger" menu, along with several new (and some revamped) options: Shop, Wallet, Activity, and Transfer. Each category is fairly self explanatory, but here's a rundown of what you'll find in each:

  • Shop: Local deals, and places that accept payment with the mobile app.
  • Wallet: PayPal balance and card information. You can also add new cards here.
  • Activity: Your account activity.
  • Transfer: Send, receive, or request money from this menu.

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Of course, the settings menu is still in place, where you can set your preferred payment methods, tweak security settings and notifications, and the like.

Overall, this new update is not only massive, but it works incredibly well. It brings nearly all of the most-commonly used features directly to mobile, which is a godsend for those who use this service often.

Version 5.0 is live in the Play Store now, so hit the widget to grab it.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Łukasz Zając

    When I see the hamburger menu in any app, Im subconsciously sure that it is a well made and frequently updated app with nice UX. I just feel it.

    • Fadakar

      Same, any app made before the hamburger menu was created and then later updated to feature it especially so.

  • JPB

    Completely and utterly useless if you have two factor authentication enabled. What a fail for Paypal.

    • David Thoren

      Huh.. old version allowed login with the mobile pin even when two factor was enabled. I'll have to re-enable two factor and try it (had to disable when Verisign "updated" their token app... and it broke whenever restored from a backup..).

      • JPB

        I just tried it. It prompted me for the key password but never sent me an SMS. Then I tried forcing the SMS from my computer but that particular key code failed. Then I gave up. I don't have time to fuck around with crapware like this.

  • cjohnson481

    Still dont get why PayPal hasnt jumped into the NFC Mobile Payment game.

  • Simon Renard

    Too bad the "hamburger drawer" does not behave like it should...

    • John Smith

      How should the Drawer behave ? Should the actionbar be on top and/or should the Drawer slide over the hamburger menu instead of pushing the hamburger menu to the side ?

  • Ryuuie

    Maybe it's just me, but apparently, the GPS thing is picking up other users of PayPal and saying I can pay them along with Toys R Us and Home Depot.

    The fuck?

  • http://katzmatt.com/ Matt Katzenberger

    Broken as hell on tablets...

  • GazaIan

    I can add cards just by scanning them, and I can withdraw to my bank account... I'm happy.

  • Tantawi

    APK please :)

  • randompsychology

    When updating, the app requested several new permissions like: turning wifi on and off, read phone status and identify, and install shortcuts. Any idea why it would need these things?

  • Dan

    "Scan your credit ot debit card"

    ot? Really? WTF? Either somebody has spell check turned off, or they have "ot" in their custom dictionary.

  • Steve Williams

    Couldn't get logged in on my Nexus 7 2013.