Octopus transit card holders in Hong Kong can now use their Octopus App to view travel information and transport services “at a glance” and transfer funds from one card to another via NFC.
The features have been added to a redesigned version of the app, which also sees the Octopus O! ePay digital wallet rebranded as Octopus Wallet.
“Customers can find transport-related information and services at a glance, including: Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme checking and collection; MTR, bus and ferry monthly pass purchases; [and] MTR Student Travel Scheme renewal,” Octopus says.
“Customers can transfer funds from the Octopus Wallet to a friend’s Octopus card by tapping it onto the mobile phone, making P2P payment a seamless experience.”
Octopus enabled users to add their transit card to their iPhone and Apple Watch in June 2020.