Guillermo Frontera

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    We agree that managing recurring bills could be better. Currently, the way to edit recurring bills is to change the most recent copy and that will change ones that follow. It will not affect the past expenses.
    We’re considering how to improve this, and will leave this under review for now.

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    As an example, in a recurring weekly expense of $10 split between 3 people, one person will pay $3.34 a week and two people will pay $3.33 a week. After 100 weeks, since the amounts are assigned once and repeated every week, one person will owe $334 and two people will owe $333. A $1 difference is relatively small, but it's still an artifact of Splitwise internal (mis)calculations.
    If rounding is done independently for each instance of the recurring expense, each individual would owe a much more similar amount.

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    When a recurring expense is created and the total amount cannot be divided exactly as requested, Splitwise randomly rounds the amount to be paid by each individual. This random rounding stays the same in every instance of the recurring expense, so the amounts owed by each individual slowly diverge over time even if it was split equally.
    I suggest that every instance of recurring payments have their own rounding, to make it more fair.

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    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.

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    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!

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    Say I want to create a group including some people I don't have in my phone's agenda. And I know thew won't bother installing the app.

    It would be useful to add people to a group by just adding their names. They won't be able to add expenses to the group, but someone else will be adding those for them.

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