Have you guys been jealous of Chase customers? Being able to deposit a check by simply taking a picture of it with your phone can be quite convenient, and it is a feature many of us (non-Chase bankers) have been waiting for. Well, this feature is now available with PayPal, covering a much wider crowd, since pretty much all internet shoppers and addicts use this online bank for transactions over the web. PayPal’s Android app has been updated to version 2.8.0, and picture check depositing is not the only new thing, but there are a couple extra additions.
What’s in this version:
- SD card support and improved app performance
- Add money from your checks by snapping a photo of the check and the amount gets added to your PayPal account
- Use the PayPal local feature to find businesses nearby that accept PayPal as payment
Though picture check deposits took the stage on this update, the other additions may actually be something that we would use more often. As you can see, the PayPal app now allows you to move it to the SD card, making it easier on those struggling with storage space.
Now, the part that really caught my attention… The PayPal Local feature. Personally, I use PayPal very often, and transferring your money to your personal bank account can become quite a hassle. The process takes days (literally), and sometimes the best option is to just try to purchase as much as possible directly through your PayPal account. PayPal Local allows you to find close-by businesses that accept PayPal transactions, making it much easier to use your money when needed.
As mentioned before, the check depositing feature seems to be the one that most people are excited about. We would like to know what you guys think. Do you agree that the other features are more convenient? Would you guys actually use your phone to deposit your checks?