PayPal updated its Android app today and while version 5.5 introduces a couple of new features, it also manages to take something away. Bringing the software up to speed with its iOS-powered counterpart, you can now link loyalty cards to your account, which should hopefully make your wallet a few grams lighter. There’s also some “behind the scenes” work that speeds up login times, something that’s always welcomed with any application.

We appreciate PayPal for Android’s new features, but this new software bump also strips away the app’s ability to scan physical checks with your device’s camera. You can still add cash from a linked bank account, but being able to snap a picture of a check was very convenient. If you’re disappointed that PayPal removed this feature, or you’d like to see something else, the company says it wants to hear from you and is requesting that all comments and suggestions be sent to:mobile-apps@paypal.com.

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