Add a refund or reimbursement to the mobile apps
Thanks for posting – fair enough request. Can’t promise a timeline at the moment but it’s a logical feature idea.
Artem Ivanov commented
It's good that I found this request before creating my own :-)
Really, it would be nice to share negative amounts as well. For example, we've got 3 refunds on Airbnb that were previously settled up among 7 friends. And now it's more convenient to use Excel for such calculations rather than Splitwise.
So that would be cool to implement it :-)
Sergey Grankin commented
S.o. and I use Splitwise for all shared expenses and refunds or adjustments come up significantly often (compared to total number of transactions) to be an annoyance.
A simple solution like entering a negative amount (effectively withdrawing some cash from the pool when I deposit a refund check) seems straightforward to understand and should scale to larger groups.
Fran Moya commented
My roommates and me use Splitwise every day and for us it is an amazing app that simplifies our common expenses, but today we have received a refund for a energy bill. We saw that the "refund" option is only available in the web application and it is not in our mobile apps (both, android and ios), so I think that it would be a fantasic improvement.
Thanks in advance, best wishes,
Please add negative amount insertion for mobile apps. At least add +/- option on the keypad. Sometimes we get refund of some amount of earlier spent amount on cancelled bookings.
Kind of incredible you can’t add a negative amount to split. If your group pays a bill together every month, wouldn’t you need to split a new refund if that were to happen?
This feature would be awesome!
How can we add & see it clearly as income ?
Nicolas Fernandez commented
In the mobile app, we can only keep a written trace of a money transfer within the group as a "refund" and only if one person has (according to the app) a debt toward another. I think that it is a uselessly limitation. For example in holidays, there are a lot of case in which group members can lend or borrow money.
What about creating an interface "Person 1 borrow/lend to Person 2 the sum of X €" in which the people names and the sum are fully free ?
Vicky Katara commented
There's a way to do this. If X got a refund for $m which has to be split between X, A and B, create an expense with X, A and B paying $(m/3), but the expense is owed only by X. That way X has to settle up with A and B.
Any traction on this? How can I add a refund for our groups?
Armand Brochard commented
If one person receives money for the whole group, it would be great if they could add it. (Think prize, refund of sorts, cashback, money from sale, etc)
Fabian Sebastian commented
Sometimes a group can get a refund (eg service charge settlement for flatmates). This refund has to be split. Seems like there is no way to reproduce this scenario in the app...
I do lots of shopping with cashback.
These cashbacks needs to be divided.
Some items we purchased are returned due to various. The refunds happening from such returns too needs to be split.
please, we really need this feature
Sherryl Almeida commented
Splitting of money earned as a group
Hello Splitwise team,
Firstly, I want to thank all of you because your app is very helpful and pretty easy to understand. This app saves a lot of time for me and my flatmates !
I just have a suggestion about the Android app, just the right to put a negative amount when we have to reimburse guys from any previous wrong expenses or any other stuffs.
Eiko Wagenknecht commented
Please add the functionality to enter refunds or reimbursements to the app as well. It could be as simple as allowing to enter a negative expense (i.e. -50EUR). That was the intuitive way that multiple friends of mine tried and failed because negative amounts are not allowed currently.
Ann-Kathrin Müller commented
We sometimes sell old stuff from our shared apartment. would be cool if you could integrate a selling function for incomes :)
I can add a negative expense in a group but not with an arbitrary list of people.
Geva Zeichner commented
Please add it, I need it too. :)
Also please note that the current reimbursements in the web app is a little confusing. It lists everyone as payers. Instead of just saying "Geva refunded $10" or "Geva paid -$10"