Edit friends name.
I want to edit the name of my friend as I want it so that i can distinguish between them and find out who he is looking at his name as some of my friends have the same name it is really becoming tough for me.
I can see how this would be a huge help for people who have many friends with the same name who refuse to add their last name to their accounts! This isn’t on our roadmap yet, but it’s something we’ll consider in the future.
Tim D. commented
In the group balance screen, Splitwise will show a person's first name + the first letter of their last name.
For example my name is shown as "Tim D."
However in our group multiple people have the same first name, and often have a last name starting with the same letter.
I am NOT the only "Tim D." in the group.
This makes the balance screen very confusing.
People owe "Tim D." money, but it's not clear WHICH Tim D.
It would be awesome if you could address this problem.
Todd Malone commented
And it would be useful to have the option for a "nick-name", besides real 'name', which friends often use for trips.
Jonathan Pastrán commented
allow change friend name that you can see on your device
Same for me as most of my friend there mail ID is not with his name so every time I have to ask other friends what his account name
We use splitwise amongst building tenants.
Some tenants have emails registered and some don't
Those who have registration show up with their name, but there is no way to assign a nickname (with their apartment number for example) - this means the tenant who manages the group has to remember who lives where.
Can you add a nickname field for each group member? It can even be stored in browser localstorage just for that particular user
I never imagined I'd use this app this much! but I have the problem that I originally entered my friends with first names only, and now I have multiple friends/relatives with that same first name. I'd love to go back and change Sally to Sally F, etc. However, once they've logged in, I can't. Why can't your app let me use nicknames for people? --i.e. have my own "address book" so i can display them using the names I want to use.
Piyush Nahata commented
1st response from Splitwise support on this on 6th Nov 2012. 6+ years on and it has still not landed on your roadmap? :O
It will really help if you can add a feature to edit friend's name and email address. When adding a new friend, if we only enter their email id thinking that we can add their name later, it is then no tpossible. Also there are times when we would like to add more email addresses for the same person for him to get reminders.
the system by default takes the email id as the name - if changing the name is too technical for splitwise, how about adding a new field called "nickname" for friends :)
Luu Ngoc commented
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Amy Bardrick commented
I would like to update names too, has anything happened with this yet?
It looks like "edit friend names" is a trivial request which would help a lot. However it seems years passed and nothing has been done to resolve this. I love Splitwise and being pro subscriber for years I am a big advocate for this app among my friends. Up to now tens of people started using Splitwise with my invite. Confusing names is the biggest issue for me using the app. I am canceling my pro subscription until this little tiny feature is fixed. Maybe this is the leverage we users may use to motivate the developer?
Rohit Kumar commented
This has been a wanted feature for over six years now and it doesn't look like SplitWise and its team has the willingness or the knowledge of how to implement it. WhatsApp has the right idea in this regard where it shows you a contact as you have saved it. It works even in groups. One-sixth of the world's population lives in my country and man it's a problem if I can't distinguish between my friends or call them by my chosen name at least for my own reference.
If somebody else comes around with the feature, let me tell you it would take us just one round of settling all outstanding bills before taking off SplitWise and canceling our pro subscription :-(
... or at least show the friend's email address wherever feasible to start with.
Jukka Aho commented
You have two tickets on this already – one supposedly ”completed” (but did not resolve the issue) and another ”declined” (from years ago) – but the issue remains.
It is very awkward to organize payments by random names entered by other persons since they do not follow any standard format. Some users register themselves with first name only, some others using the Firstname Lastname format. Then there are those who prefer Lastname Firstname, and yet some others with some obscure nickname. While Splitwise is a great service, the names thing is a complete mess until you allow people to organize their friends by renaming them in their personal friends list.
I have many friends with same name too.
I have many friends with same name, please add this option.
With so many people requesting for this, you guys should prioritize this
I have 2 friends with same name like Priya and priya (lowercase p). So, when I add an expense and search for my friend's name. I am confused as which one it is. So, if I can edit a friend's name just locally for my reference as "Priya from San Francisco" and "Priya from Boston" it would be very useful.
Nuage Laboratoire commented
Sankalp Desai commented
Please provide an option to edit contact names at the least. To start with, there should be a tab about all contacts that one usually has to deal with.People are inherently stupid. They don't know how to write their own names so that it is easy for others to identify them. If you give an user the option to edit his/ her contacts, that would make the user's life a little easy.
I would like to see a friend with his email address (or another alias) instead of his current alias, which is "dad" because one of his kids added him. And he's not my dad, he's a friend.