Provide an option to NOT email friends
Whenever I add a friend that owes me money, you guys send them email and (worse) don't make it clear that you are going to do so. So I've gotten an email or two from friends who are pissed I signed them up for something. Because I respect my friends privacy, this makes Splitwise FAR less useful to me.
When adding a new friend who doesn't use Splitwise, there should be a 'do not email this person' option.
Apps that insist on bothering your friends are bad. You guys are good. Please don't be bad. :)
Sorry for the confusion! We try to make it clear any time you add someone that you are in fact sending them an invite/receipt – if there’s a particular place where we missed that or did it poorly, let us know at email@example.com.
We’re definitely considering making emails optional, but it’s a complicated decision, both for business and user experience reasons. For now, it is possible to create groups where not all members have email addresses, which may help you out. Apologies for the trouble!
Bruce Cameron commented
Yeah, not having this function kinda breaks what could be a very useful app.
Patrick Bischoff commented
I definitely agree! maybe aunt Betty joins the jurney, but don't has whether a mobile phone nor an email. So I need the option to ad her as well. Or I set up a group just for me to remember the dept to a friend, but don't want him force to join...
I don't get the point why that is a complicated decision?
Greetings from Switzerland
I want to be able to find friends by name or email. NOT send them an email and they must accept. Can we search internally (in splitwise) before sending an email?
Prashant Agrawal commented
Could you be made available for the Pro accounts for start. And see how it works out.
AdminSplitwise Support (-, Splitwise) commented
You can add people to groups without email addresses only on the website.
Actually, I found a faster way:
Just enter the name of the person you want to add and use any fake username at mailinator.com (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org). And you're done, no hassle.
I agree, this is pretty bad. If you can create a group where not everyone has an email, why can't you add additional people to the group withtout sending an invitation? What this does is force me to re-create the group from scratch when I realize that I forgot a person. That's frustrating. You said you were considering making emails optional a year ago. Did you come to a conclusion?
I need to add people who do not have emails.
I really want to add someone without the persons email. Like my mom or a child. Not everyone uses email, but everyone have bills. :)