Add friends without email address or phone number
I know that it might be a user acquisition choice, but it is very annoying to not be able to add someone with just their name (i.e. with no email address or phone, so that they don't receive an invite).
I find that the user experience is affected a lot by this and I am switch back to another app because of this despite how good splitwise is overall.
There are indeed several use cases where I would like to add people without contact details:
- At a specific event, for example a party where I need to enter the names of a lot of people without knowing their email adress
- To track my own personal debts with other people without them knowing or them receiving an invitation.
I did read this article by the way, but I wanted to share the way I think:
Thanks for the detailed feedback – it’s always useful to hear, and I’ll pass it on :)
One small feature you may not be aware of: on our website, Splitwise does allow you to add group members without email addresses, which hopefully helps for the “large party” scenario. My apologies that the same feature isn’t available on our mobile apps!
Luca S. commented
I also need this function to create a group where to insert virtual users without being connected to an real accout.
Noel Perez commented
This is a must!! Thanks for the amazing app
Amit Devadi commented
Waiting for this feature!!
Oh come on, this is way overdue now. People are switching to Tricount just because of this stupid one feature.
Agree. Shouldn’t be difficult to allow this through the app.
Julian Tse @6 commented
TRICOUNT allows you to add people without knowing their email/number
How many years more will it take to review this feature request?
Nicolas Ross commented
Still no fix for this. On the website we can't add a friend without email.
I want a note entry option to add expenses of people who are not using splitwise or whom I don't want to add to circle. just for one time purpose.
Laken Wells commented
Some people don’t want to join Splitwise, which is frustrating when you have a debt with them. It would be great to be able to create a debt with a person without having to invite them to the app. Otherwise you end up having to record debts and money you owe through several different apps instead of having it all streamlined in one place.
[Deleted User] commented
Can anyone recommend me an app that has this? Lack of this feature is why I am deleting my account just as I write this comment.
Kyle Holloway commented
I’d like to be able to setup a group to split costs without requiring each member to actually set up an account. I understand this is possible from the desktop site but this doesn’t seem to be possible from the IOS app
Brittany Tyson commented
You don't need email verification to use add the user. Just use firstname.lastname@example.org or something like that.
It would be handy if we can add non splitwise entities to a certain cost so that a part of the cost can be assigned to these without them needing to have an actual account.
shaun parker commented
I got a virtual phone number for Los Angeles at 6$ is this a good deal?