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  1. Subgroups

    Can you implement something like subgroups? Suppose we have a flatmates group but want to maintain a history of what all was spent in a particular trip. That will be convenient in a bigger scenario where we have many office colleagues in a group but went on a trip with only few of them. If we want to add multiple bills, this will be convenient.

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    4 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Unfortunately, we think this would overcomplicate Splitwise, and we’re not likely to add it in the near future.

    For any specific applications such as trips, if you have a subset/different set of people from an existing group, our current recommendation is to create a separate group. Your total balances will each friend will reflect the combined totals from both groups.

  2. Shopping list (checklist)

    Hi guys!

    We use Splitwise for traveling and household issues.

    For our household group we miss a shopping list, where we can write down what we need to buy for our house. This way all members can enter to the list when they are out for shopping and buy the stuff needed.

    This feature would incluse a checkbox that can be marked when the product is bought. At the time you mark the checkbox, an "Add new bill" screen could be shown to add the new bill.

    We talked about it at home and we would find it very useful…

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    5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion! We do think this is a useful thing for housemates, but we’re planning to keep working on just the splitting side of things for the foreseeable future. We would be open to working with existing shared list apps to work on something like this.

    Marshall

  3. Shares in itemized bills

    Could it be possible to allow split by shares for a single item in itemized bills? Say i want to split the cost of an item 2 times to a person and 1 time to myself.

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    2 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    While this would definitely be a nice-to-have feature, the use case is very very specific. A simple workaround is to add that specific item as a separate bill.

  4. There is no way to clear whole account.

    Let say our group want to delete old expenses. They don't even want it to see in activities then every time we need to do the delete account. May be you can provide a clear all button.

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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for asking, but I’m going to have to decline your request.

    If you want to delete a group, that will delete the associated expenses and you can start over. But if you want to clear your whole account including recent activity, you should probably delete your account from the user settings page and start over with a new account at the same email address.

    The reason why I’m declining is that “fully clearing” an account including recent activity violates the Splitwise principle of group transparency / undo-ability (we aspire to be like Wikipedia in this way). What if someone cleared everything permanently by accident and completely destroyed your record of what happened? We can’t allow that to happen because everyone is entitled to a list of who did what, even if that is deletion.

    I hope this work-around helps, and I’m sorry I can’t be more helpful. There…

  5. Allow non-monetary debts or IOUs, for example Dinner for Mike; Massage for Carly; Dog walk for Jake

    Many groups who use Splitwise are trading in non-monetary favors, gifts, mutual support, and barter. It would be very helpful for my collective house, my friendships, my colleagues, and my romantic relationships if I could track, privately or publicly, when I wanted to return a favor, ask for a favor, or otherwise ensure support was exchanged mutually and reciprocally. Splitwise could be that system, would be my choice for such a system.

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    6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion! We do not plan to add tracking for anything that is not generally considered to be a currency. We’ve seen some other apps in our space add these kinds of features and it turns out to just be a different sort of problem than splitting money. I’m happy you like our app and keeping it awesome means staying focused.

    Marshall

  6. Expenses entered should be deleted/updated only by the person who entered it.

    Person who created the expense only should be able to delete/update the expense. What if someone deletes the expense? I see a explanation saying "What if someone inserts an incorrect expense? Then everyone should be able to delete the incorrect expense", in this case the people involved in the expense can settle among themselves and request the person who inserted the expense to delete. But what if someone deletes a correct expense?

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    2 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    If someone deletes a correct expense or a group, it is very easy to undelete in one tap from your recent activity feed. (If someone edits an expense incorrectly, the old version is referenced as a comment on the new expense.) We don’t believe administrative control is the best way to keep things friendly.

  7. Payment split

    It would be logical, if remainder of the division would go to person, who enters expense. Now it goes randomly

    In example: person 1 enters expense 17,47 and splits it on 3 parts. Then person 1 should share 5,83 and other 2 persons 5,82 each. Now this 5,83 can go to anyone :)

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    0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion! We used to do it that way, but got a lot of complaints because it’s unfair if there’s one person in a group who pays for a lot of expenses. Randomly assigning the extra pennies is the only way to be fair in the long run.

    Marshall

  8. Settle up should have Accept or Reject

    If someone settles up. It should allow you to accept before the payment is recorded as settled.

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    4 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion – we’ve tried this approach in the past and found it didn’t work well. If you’d like to reject a payment by someone else, we’ve found it’s just as easy to delete it.

    Best,
    Jon

  9. Backup

    Provide an option to create a backup of all entries of all friends and groups at one click in spreadsheet form.

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    3 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We don’t plan to bring a more comprehensive CSV export for Splitwise. If you’re looking for a total backup of your account, Splitwise Pro (in your web account settings) has an option to download a complete copy of your data from Splitwise.

  10. Need approval of spender during settlement.

    it should need approval from the spender/lender while settling an expense. otherwise, for a huge group comprising of large number of transactions, it's hard to track/validate when some got settled and whether it's authentic.

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    1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve actually tried a feature like this in the past, and the overwhelming feedback was that our users wanted us to get rid of it. For the average person, it’s quite a hassle to manually approve every transaction on Splitwise, and it makes the site very difficult to use unless all of your friends are active users.

    You can always edit the payment at a later date to add notes that it is confirmed or add comments to the payment to say that you have confirmed it.

    Marshall

  11. Payment Reminder

    You could add option for monthly payment reminder regarding outstanding amount .

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  12. Keep track of personal expenses while in the group

    When I am on a road trip with friends I may log expenses for myself to see the total cost of the trip (or my share). Even though app allows to do that, people freak out when see such transactions in their summary (with a total cost 0.00 for other group participants). It would be nice if such expenses do not show up in printable summary for the participant that are not involved, or hide those "you paid for yourself" transactions for other members of the group.

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    4 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Sorry for the trouble! Unfortunately, I don’t think we’re likely to add a feature like this – we generally like for all group members to be able to see all bills, even the ones they’re not involved in, because it often helps people to find and catch mistakes. For now, you may want to create a separate group for your personal expenses and save items there, which should still allow you to keep track of your totals (though you’ll still have to add those totals to the main group’s totals in order to get a picture of all total spending).

  13. Use historical exchange rate data (via google or forex api perhaps) per date for currency conversion

    Instead of using the current financial exchange rate for all currency conversion, couldn't you query the historical rate at which a transaction date has been set in Splitwise, in order to convert each Splitwise transaction according to its historical exchange rate?

    Fluctuating exchange rates for long outstanding groups (e.g. vacations with multi-country/multi-currency roadtrips) force me to use Excel/Spreadsheets to do currency conversion with historically accurate exchange rates. Not having this feature either means paying a sum of settlement that either does not reflect the historical price payed, or forces me to use another program for currency conversion.

    Would be nice…

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    6 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion! I definitely see how this makes sense, but we’re unlikely to add historical exchange rates as a feature in the near future.

    There are a lot of edge cases like this in currency conversion – for example, if we did implement historical rates, should we use the rate from the day that the expense was added, or the rate from the day that the expense is dated? However, most people aren’t looking for that level of detail, and we think it’s important to keep Splitwise simple as much as possible. That’s why we show the current exchange rate, and then convert all expenses at that rate. It makes currency conversion easier to understand, and we actually found that it’s what most people expect to happen anyway :)

    If you’d like a more precise conversion on an expense-by-expense basis, your best bet is probably to export to…

  14. debt simplification on mobile app

    I quite liked the Debt Simplification feature on the web app. Why can't we have a similar feature on the mobile app?

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    0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We support debt simplification for groups in our mobile apps (it’s under “Group settings”), but we don’t plan to add more advanced debt simplification features to mobile right now. We’ve found that more advanced versions of “simplify debt” cause a lot of confusion for most people, and that those simplifications are often really difficult to follow, especially when you’re not the one who added the simplification in the first place. Sorry for the trouble!

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    3 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve tried this in the past and found that it add significantly more stress and confusion in general because most people do not want to verify payments. So you wind up with most people just having a pile of “unverified” payments stressing them out.

    Marshall

  16. Opt out of a group

    in some groups i dont participate and still i am in that group. add option to leave a group. unnecessarily i seeany expenses carried out in thaat group which i dint care aboit

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    3 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Sorry for any confusion. You can remove yourself from a group once your balance is 0 within the group. If you were added to any expenses in error, you can remove yourself from them by editing the bill.

    Best,
    Jon

  17. Confirmation of settle up

    Because anyone can post settle up so why dont we have a confirmation for the receiver when he receives the money

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    12 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback Romy! We are committed to keeping Splitwise ‘wiki-style’, meaning everyone can add/edit/delete things. It makes the app easier to use.

    You can choose to get an email / push notification anytime someone adds a payment with you, and you can see a list of payments made (and other activity) in your ‘Recent Activity’ tab. I hope these measures will be enough to help you feel like you always know what’s going on.

    Thanks for using Splitwise and best!
    Zoe

  18. Hide transactions from people not involved

    There should be an option in the groups' settings to always hide transactions from people that are not present, and prevent those people from seeing the transaction (or just hide the value).

    This would be helpful in a group of friends where you don't want to disclose, eg, the birthday present's value to whoever's birthday it is.

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    2 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We believe anyone in a group should be able to see any expense in that group so they can audit our calculations. If you want to keep an expense private, add it outside the group. Expenses outside the group are only visible to the people involved in the expense.

    Marshall

  19. allow for "secret" expenses in a group.

    Dear Splitwise team,
    first of all thanks for a great application! It would be even more awesome if it supported the following use case:
    I frequently run into situations where in a group of people, we want to share the cost of a present for one of the group members among the rest. It would be awesome to use the existing Splitwise group, but of course we don't want the person who got the present to know how much we paid.
    Or is there a convenient way to take care of this that I have not discovered yet? As far…

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    We’ve decided not to do this. If an expense is in a group, every member should be able to see it. Once you can’t see all of the expenses, it’s impossible to verify that the totals are correct and we’re not willing to break this.

    Marshall

  20. Payment gateways for credit card based settlement

    Please introduce Credit card based payment gateways - Master Card , Visa . Paypal might not have such as huge user base especially in emerging markets.

    Next in line could be a splitwise wallet in itself linked to a credit card where a user can transfer credits at start of a month etc..

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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Unfortunately, we don’t plan to offer direct support for credit card payments – there’s not a good way to do it without charging standard credit card fees ($0.30 + 3% of each transaction), and we think that’s a pretty bad experience. PayPal and Venmo aren’t supported everywhere, but it’s likely that they’ll have better support than any credit card solution we could create ourselves, which would require us to pass various regulatory hurdles. Sorry for the trouble!

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