PayPal rolled out an updated version of its app for Android and iOS smartphones today in an effort to boost the adoption rate of its mobile payment service. This is the fifth version of the company’s mobile app released since it first landed on the iPhone in 2008.
Vice president of global product Hill Ferguson announced the news on PayPal’s official blog, highlighting several new features and benefits, such as the option to charge on credit with Bill Me Later, the ability to order ahead at thousands of restaurants and even skip the line at some locations. The refreshed app also lets users pay for their restaurant bill using a smartphone at the table, and comes bundled with $100 in offers for U.S. businesses.
The updated app is also getting a new visual design, with a reorganized home screen intended to highlight popular features as well as new promotions and coupons. Ahead of today’s launch, PayPal reportedly tested the app in Australia, where it is frequently used. Following successful trials, the company is clearly ready to roll out the same update to the rest of the world.