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Post a bill only once the posted date for the bill has arrived

When I enter a date for a bill, I want it such that the totals are updated only once the bill date has arrived. Like for example if my friend before posting the bill owed me $0. Now if I post a shared bill for say $50 and I have kept its date as 5 days in the future. I want the app to reflect that my friend owes me $25 5 days in the future, not immediately. Right now, the way the app works is that, it would have reflected that my friend owes me $ 25 right now.

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Adrian DSouza shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
under review  ·  AdminSplitwise Support (-, Splitwise) responded  · 

Updating this because it’s been a while! We still haven’t added this to our roadmap.
As we mentioned we’ve found in testing that this behavior ends up confusing people, which is why we’ve chosen not to add it so far.

We’ll continue to leave this under review for further voting and comments.


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  • Nenad Bozidarevic commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When adding a new bill and choosing a date in the future, the group balance reflects it right away. It might make sense only update the group balance once that date is reached.

  • Samuel Auger commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be nice if an incoming bill wasn't count into to total due. Kinda akward that my girlfriend owe me money for a bill I didn't pay yet.

  • Stephen Finucane commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If I set an expense for a future date (in this case, a recurring bill for internet), I think that I should not see that appear in the list of monies owed until the future date passes.

  • Kit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Adding my voice to the chorus--please resolve this! It makes no sense to allow us to schedule future payments if we can't keep those payments off the books until that date.

  • Lindsay Hefton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This shouldn't confuse people if done correctly...it IS confusing that if I add recurring payments starting 2 months from now (e.g. rent, which will change starting January), I suddenly owe my roommate $1000 NOW even though she hasn't even paid anything.

  • piptin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    how is this not fixed yet, does this mean that if I add a payment that is due in 1 year it will be added right now to the balances? how does that make sense

  • ricarniatto commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For this suggestion, I have an idea, could be two totals in the display, one total for the day and a total for month, per example. Or a total to the specific date that the user insert. This improvement clarify this point :).
    Thanks for a good work.

  • Bob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed that it should work this way... far more confusing to have the bills immediately show, despite not yet being do (especially for big ticket items like rent). Was planning to primarily use this to track all of our recurring bills and automate notifications.. the way it currently works effectively renders the "date" function useless. Going to look for a different option...

  • R. Mann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The main benefit of this is simplifying settling up on bills/payments that have already been paid. It would be especially useful in cases where a previous bill is added retroactively, so everyone in the group can settle up without also paying for future bills.

    Alternatively, this could be solved by having a way of marking specific bills/payments as settled when using the "settle up" feature, but I understand that's probably more complicated to implement.

  • chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    would also love this feature!

    I use splitwise to track rent with my housemates...making me and my housemates very big splitwise users!

    we use recurring expenses to track the recurring rents. When I want to update the rent costs (landlord price hikes) I need to delete the recurring rent bill (since changing it also changes the past values) and I then create new recurring rent charge. But when I do this splitwise says that rent is due immediately even if the date on the first rent charge is set to a future date.

    we use splitwise to track the most important recurring costs in our life! would love a feature like this that made using splitwise easy for us =)

  • Matt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have recurring bills setup and the values for bills coming in later in the month are included in the balances, we'd like them to not be included so that we can tell if we're square today.

  • Rhiannon Batstone commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Perhaps add it as an optional feature like the simplify group debts option?
    Otherwise it seems somewhat pointless to even have the ability to add a future date

  • Harjot Grewal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, I'd like for this feature as well. Perhaps have a pay date as due now by default. And allow the option to change it. These expenses won't appear on the "settle up" until that date.

  • Joseph Jordan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'll throw my hat in- I'd like to see this as well. I scheduled a payment out in march, but it shows due today (January). We should at least have the option to turn it on/off.

  • Catarina Gonçalves commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For a better understanding, I'll try to explain my specific situation. My friends and I share a Netflix account, and the monthly payment is done through my account. We established that each one of us would pay a full monthly fee on a rotating basis. So, when it is not my turn, the person assigned to that month must transfer me the amount of the fee. Since we have already a plan stating who pays and when, it would be helpful if I could add the planned transfers but that they would only be included in the balance after the established date.

    Thank you for your attention.
    Happy new year for you all! Keep the good work :)

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