Safaricom has today announced availability of M-PESA functionality in the mySafaricom App, which will see the more than 24 million M-PESA customers and especially the 8m smartphone owners enjoy the convenience of transacting from their Android and iOS smartphones.

The app show M-Pesa menu with send money services, withdraw from Agent and ATM, Lipa Na M-PESA and Buy Airtime among other things such as account balance for Airtime, Data, SMS.

Bob Collymore, CEO, Safaricom said, “We trust that this development will boost the attractiveness of the Lipa Na M-PESA platform to more small and medium enterprises while making the service more affordable compared to other alternatives in the market.”

The app enables customers to select contacts from their phone when sending money and has a vastly improved implementation of the name search function Hakikisha — which allows the sender to confirm the recipient before the money is sent.

Customers will also have the convenience of confirming the names of agents or businesses before sending or withdrawing money as they complete Lipa Na M-PESA transactions.

In addition to eliminating the possibility of an error when performing M-PESA transactions, the mySafaricom App now offers a more refined user experience when interacting with M-PESA, enabling faster completion of transactions.