Add a refund or reimbursement to the mobile apps
Thanks for posting – fair enough request. Can’t promise a timeline at the moment but it’s a logical feature idea.
Sometimes things that are purchased and split get returned, it would be nice to be able to include the refund and that the amount is split between all involved. This could be done by entering negative values or a separate option, somehow.
Les Gamble commented
Five years on and it still appears the Android app still won't allow you to easily enter refunds.
The topic is closed, but the feature is only implemented on the website in an incomplete matter.
I'm a paying customer and the voice of the customers should be heard in any form.
Yes, please add this feature! I sing in a quartet and we use Splitwise. It works swimmingly for all our expenses, until we get a small payment or a refund and then we all pull our hair out trying to figure out how to input it and apply it to our balances. Please allow negative numbers or add a more intuitive way to track refunds/reimbursements/credits in the mobile app! This is by far our biggest frustration.
Louise Legaye commented
Yes please ! You just need to make possible to make negative numbers !
Oliver Frisch commented
E.g. when returning bottle deposit it would be great to correct numbers by adding the money the one returning the bottles receives.
Brett Bonin commented
I find this a little odd that it’s not available. But I really hope they add this option soon.
Artem Ivanov commented
It's good that I found this request before creating my own :-)
Really, it would be nice to share negative amounts as well. For example, we've got 3 refunds on Airbnb that were previously settled up among 7 friends. And now it's more convenient to use Excel for such calculations rather than Splitwise.
So that would be cool to implement it :-)
Sergey Grankin commented
S.o. and I use Splitwise for all shared expenses and refunds or adjustments come up significantly often (compared to total number of transactions) to be an annoyance.
A simple solution like entering a negative amount (effectively withdrawing some cash from the pool when I deposit a refund check) seems straightforward to understand and should scale to larger groups.
Fran Moya commented
My roommates and me use Splitwise every day and for us it is an amazing app that simplifies our common expenses, but today we have received a refund for a energy bill. We saw that the "refund" option is only available in the web application and it is not in our mobile apps (both, android and ios), so I think that it would be a fantasic improvement.
Thanks in advance, best wishes,
Please add negative amount insertion for mobile apps. At least add +/- option on the keypad. Sometimes we get refund of some amount of earlier spent amount on cancelled bookings.
Kind of incredible you can’t add a negative amount to split. If your group pays a bill together every month, wouldn’t you need to split a new refund if that were to happen?
This feature would be awesome!
How can we add & see it clearly as income ?
Nicolas Fernandez commented
In the mobile app, we can only keep a written trace of a money transfer within the group as a "refund" and only if one person has (according to the app) a debt toward another. I think that it is a uselessly limitation. For example in holidays, there are a lot of case in which group members can lend or borrow money.
What about creating an interface "Person 1 borrow/lend to Person 2 the sum of X €" in which the people names and the sum are fully free ?
Vicky Katara commented
There's a way to do this. If X got a refund for $m which has to be split between X, A and B, create an expense with X, A and B paying $(m/3), but the expense is owed only by X. That way X has to settle up with A and B.
Any traction on this? How can I add a refund for our groups?
Armand Brochard commented
If one person receives money for the whole group, it would be great if they could add it. (Think prize, refund of sorts, cashback, money from sale, etc)
Fabian Sebastian commented
Sometimes a group can get a refund (eg service charge settlement for flatmates). This refund has to be split. Seems like there is no way to reproduce this scenario in the app...
I do lots of shopping with cashback.
These cashbacks needs to be divided.
Some items we purchased are returned due to various. The refunds happening from such returns too needs to be split.