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  1. Only Lent Person should be able to Settle Up from his account

    When the bills are settled up, it should be done from the person who lent the money and not from the person who owes the money coz this may lead to fraud settlement

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

    We built Splitwise with the intention of keeping everyone on the same page with shared expenses, so anyone can add, edit, or record payments. There is a record of all of this kept in Recent Activity, so if there is a dispute, you can always reference the Recent Activity page. You also have the ability to delete the payment even if it was not recorded by you.

  2. add a "Opt In/Out" or "Disputable" tag

    Add a flag that lets members of a group easily identify transactions that require their input. E.g. One person bought beer for the house not knowing specifically who would want to throw in for it. It would be very helpful to have a flag/tag for transactions that need input from other group members.

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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have a notes section in the expense right now. We’re planning to add some more detailed messaging to the app at some point which will make it easy to talk about particular expenses with group members to deal with the cases you describe.

    Marshall

  3. Put the name of the expense in the venmo description

    Venmo integration is great! But I like my Venmo descriptions to have a reference to the actual expense (because it helps me categorize them later). You already prep-populate the Venmo description that lists it as a Splitwise expense, I would just like you to add the name of the expense (ie - electric bill) in that description.

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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Unfortunately, the Splitwise model doesn’t associate specific expenses with payments. Payments are just an amount that applies to a total balance. There’s not really an automatic way for us to match the two up reliably.

    Marshall

  4. 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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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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

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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

  6. Develop an app for BB10.

    Develop an app for BB10. I'm currently testing a BB10 dev alpha and would like splitwise in that. I can develop one if given the proper APIs in my spare time.

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  7. Invite Directly from contact

    Allow to send message to the person's mobile number in the contacts

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

    Hi there. Are you in India, the UAE, or France? In those countries we don’t pull mobile numbers from Contacts because our invite text messages get marked as spam by the carriers and therefore they don’t get delivered. So we only pull email addresses because we can ensure deliverability. Sorry for the trouble!

  8. Change the mascot

    Love everythign else, but that drawing of the little guy is weird. :P

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Sorry you don’t like our guy. Unfortunately he’s well loved in the office so we will not be changing our buddy. Did you know that you can upload an avatar which will show up in his place?

  9. interface is not good

    the new side bar is good but the old main interface of group and one on one was good kindly switch it back as it was fast and good and convenient.

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We switched to the new user interface to address issues that were impossible to fix in the old layout, so we will not be going back (though we will be bringing a couple of sorely-missed views from the old layout). If you have specific things you think the old group/person interface worked better for, please let us know and we’ll see if we can accommodate it in the new design.

    Marshall

  10. Transaction Privacy

    I find it a problem that everyone in the household can see all transactions even if they aren't involved in them.

    Say I share a house with two people. I charge more for one room than the other. I have created separate monthly transactions for each amount for each person. The problem is that person A can see how much person B is paying for rent, and vise versa, possibly creating household tension.

    If someone isn't involved in a transaction at all, it should not show up in their transactions list.

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve decided that all group expenses should be able to be seen by everyone in that group.

    You can get around this by creating a friendship with a person if you’d like to have private expenses with people directly.

  11. Mobile Website not available

    I have an old version of android (v 2.1)
    The Android app is not compatible for this version.
    It would be better if we have m.splitwise.com with basic features

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

    We have no plans for a mobile website at this time – we’re a small team, and are already dedicating all our engineering resources to the full web app, iPhone, and Android. Sorry for the inconvenience!

  12. rename friends after they logged in

    it's great to have the possibility to name and rename newly added friends which has not logged in yet BUT I would also like to define my own names for my friends even after the logged in and defined their "official" name.

    For example, my father logs in first time, enters his full name, but if I log in I still would like to see him as "dad" rather than "Alexander" (especially if I have multiple friends called "Alexander", which could easily happen).

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We don’t currently plan to support “renaming” friends – while it certainly would be useful for some users, we think that group of users is rather small, and as a small company we want to spend our development time working on bigger features and updates. Very sorry for the inconvenience!

    For the “multiple Alexanders” problem, we try to encourage people to use both their first and last name, as well as a profile picture, to help distinguish them from other friends with similar names.

  13. Change the group Icon

    its confusing to have the home icon for groups. It would be better if you use a picture with multiple people.

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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In user testing, using an icon with multiple people is more confusing than the current icon. We do plan to change this icon with our next major release to something less house specific.

    Marshall

  14. "Simplify debts with" in a group

    It could be usefull to redirect simplified debts with a person in a specific group, instead of non-group

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

    Thanks for the suggestion! We don’t plan to make any changes to the “Simplify debts with” algorithm. We do offer simplify debts as an ongoing toggle in groups, which we think is usually a much better solution to the simplify debts problem, though we kept the more general one around for rare cases where it’s needed. You can always edit a specific Simplify debts entry and move it into a group if you want to.

    Marshall

  15. Expenses/Non-Splitwise thru payments approval

    I really believe this feature is a must!
    I came across some previous similar suggestions .. which were declined on the reason that Dashboard and email notifications about a new expense accomplish the same

    Don't you guys realize that whatever you do..any step adding an expense edit it..etc etc "APPROVAL FROM ALL People involved in a Transaction!" is the FINAL Unavoidable step..be it AN EXPENSE OR A CASH PAYMENT

    Similarly "Settlement via Cash" needs approval!
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    1 comment  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Unfortunately, our answer for this remains the same – we don’t plan to add explicit “approval” for when bills/payments are added, updated, or deleted. 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.

    As always, you can set your notification settings to be notified any time that something is added or updated. And of course, you are always free to edit or remove expenses that you think were added incorrectly, and to talk out the issue with the involved parties. Sorry for the trouble!

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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    At least for now, Splitwise’s policy is that anyone involved in a bill has the power to view, edit, or delete it. We realize this can make things difficult if two users disagree on a bill – but even if editing was disallowed, those two users could still just add more expenses to change things to their liking.

    We think it’s more important for users to be able to correct actual mistakes, and allowing editing by any involved user makes this much simpler for the majority of our users. Sorry for any inconvenience!

  17. Add Toman Currency, Iranian common but unofficial currency

    In the daily life of Iranians, the currency called "Toman" is more frequently used than the official currency, "Rial (IRR)", because of a lot of zeros!
    Toman is one tenth of Rial, i.e. 10000 Rial is equal to 1000 Toman.
    Please add this currency (or replace it with Rial), because it makes confusion and error by the users frequently.
    Thank you

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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the message, and sorry for the trouble! Unfortunately, I’m afraid our list of currencies is restricted to currencies with official international currency codes, so we can’t add the Toman right now :(

    I did some research, and I saw that there have been efforts to replace the Rial with either the Toman or a new unit called the Parsi, but most of the articles that mentioned this possible change were several years old. If a currency change ever becomes official, we’d be happy to add the new unit of currency. Until then, my apologies for the inconvenience!

  18. Drinks category

    I don't drink alcohol at all but if I like to tag drinks on splitwise, there is just an "Schnapps" category with the picture of a wine bootle. Could you please add a drinks or beverages category or at least rename it?

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

    Thanks for the suggestion! We’ve separated out the Schnapps category from the Groceries category because we found that the distinction between alcohol and other foodstuffs was clear to most people. Adding a Drinks category separate from Groceries would add a lot of ambiguity for not much benefit (is milk drinks or groceries, for example). We also have the Dining out category for anything at restaurants.

    I’m sorry we don’t have the best set of categories for you, but I don’t expect we will add a separate Drinks category.

    Marshall

  19. 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!

  20. Sort contact list by frequency

    There are a few people with whom I have to share expenses every day. And there are people with whom I have shared expenses just once or twice.

    While adding an expense, when the contact list is shown, instead of sorting it alphabetically, it should be sorted by frequency.

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

    Thanks for the suggestion! We don’t plan to add different sorting for this, but we are considering showing your last 5 people or groups in a special Recents list section for adding expenses.

    Marshall

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