Safaricom's Mpesa 1 Tap a summary of thoughts


I still think this investment and tech is solving a problem that doesn’t exist. All it does is cut on time which isnt that big a deal. What they should have is a robust online integration and have something like Paypal or allow accessing the MPESA account via an online interface and pay for stuff through it.


A good number of phones come with NFC. They ought to have also considered the use of NFC in phones. The idea of carrying shambhalas in your wrist :frowning::frowning::frowning:

However, QR code idea not sure if they decided to copy Visa or it’s Visa who copied them is great as opposed to the wristbands and 1tap cards.

They should push for the QR Codes and mySafaricom app use.


Haven’t they enabled this through the mySafaricom app?


Not yet. The only change I noticed is the inclusion of QR Code scanning.


Then what’s this “Mpesa 1Tap” option under tap and pay?

Edit: It only appears after you update(there was a big update that brought a slew of features including Mshwari,QR code scanning for payments) the mySafaricom app. Techweez did an article on this ; mySafaricom’s Latest Update Brings M-Shwari, M-Pesa 1 Tap, Direct Bill Payments and More


yeah, 1tap works kwa simu iko an nfc through safaricom app. my sammy A720 is working perfectly with it.


Thanks for the heads up. Actually, I only noticed of the 1 Tap menu under Mpesa but whenever I clicked on it I thought the Get Card feature required me to add a physical 1Tap card. So I have just clicked on it and it has activated my virtual card.

That is cool :ok_hand::ok_hand::ok_hand:


:scream::scream::scream: never realised that… Will try to use it