The eBay app hasn't always been a looker, but it's been improving steadily in recent months. With today's update, some parts of the app are getting prettied up, and a few new features are along for the ride.

2014-04-22 21.22.09

Here's the changelog for v2.6.

  • A fresh look and added functionality in Messages
  • Attach up to 5 photos to a message
  • Actionable notifications with high quality images (Jelly Bean & above)
  • Add your favorite charities and donate at checkout
  • Search improvements and refinement locking (rolling out slowly worldwide)
  • Language support for Polish, Dutch, Flemish and Latin American Spanish

The notification tweaks might be the most obvious change in this update. The app has options to notify you about all sorts of things like watched item alerts, outbids, counteroffers, and item won alerts. Now these notifications will come with an image of the item in question and buttons with common actions attached. That could be neat if you have a lot of stuff pending on eBay. The improved messaging is cool for big eBay users as well. The update is live now in Google Play, so go grab it.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • Simps

    Broken for me on Nexus 5. When I click items I have Purchased it force closes :(

    • Peter

      doesn't crash on my N5, but it is dog slow to load each screen.

      • Simps

        Yes mine is also slow. Thought I was back on 56k :D

  • Aooga

    Why did Samsung make the colors for the check mark and the notification toggles slightly different? It's immensely annoying. It's just 2 RGB values away, but I still notice it.

    • GP

      You're expecting clean, polished design from Samsung?

      • Aooga

        I expect matching colors at the least. Apparently thats too hard for them.

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    • Nightfall

      Yeah. It's terribly ugly!

  • Nightfall

    What phone owns that terrible notification shade?!

    • KlausWillSeeYouNow

      Galaxy S5.

      • Nightfall

        Holy crap that is ugly!

  • http://www.daverobertson.me Dave Robertson

    Thank god they've finally done some work on Messaging. It looked pre Gingerbread until now. Horrible.

    • KlausWillSeeYouNow

      It did look like hell, but at least it was functional. Enjoying the messaging redesign.