Apply payment directly to expense/pay for individual items
When a payment is made, you should be able to select the associated expense(s) & enter a $ amount to which expense the payment should be applied to.
An update: we’re still not planning to add the concept of a payment for a specific bill or a specific expense. We’ve left this idea under review for many years, but we’re not convinced it’s the right idea for Splitwise. We think focusing on a total balance makes things simpler in most cases. This is also how a bank balance works.
Here’s two potential work-arounds if you’re not satisfied:
1. Let’s say you want to set things up so you can see if people have specifically paid for a certain bill, or for a certain month of expenses. You can create a group just for that bill or month – then, when viewing that group, you will only see balances owed from that specific bill or set of bills.
2. Once you pay an amount and want to keep track of it being for a certain bill, you could use a comment on the payment and the expense. This would allow you to note down your intentions.
Also, since this request was added, we’ve added the following feature: if you ever /fully/ settle up with a friend or group, we automatically hide all bills before that time behind a tap or click to make things cleaner. This way, you generally can see only which bills specifically are affecting the group or friendship balance. (If things have been only partially settled, we leave everything visible.)
If you’d like to share more about why this feature is important to you, or why these workarounds are not sufficient, we always appreciate specific feedback so we can understand how it could help you specifically. For this reason, we’ll leave the request “under review”
I would love if this was at least an option. It is hard to tell which expenses have had a payment applied. If a payer could at least specify which expense they are addressing with the payment that would make things a lot clearer, rather than "i owe you money, you owe me money". I would like to be able to say what the money is owed for and for it to show if money was paid for that particular thing. As it stands, i can see who paid what and that each person owes, but if i'm settled up, I want that to reflect in the expense. If I already paid, then it should show i paid, not that I still owe. then I'm going in circles wondering if I paid that particular bill or not.
PLEASE RECONSIDER AND ADD THIS FEATURE!!!!!
Nguyen Thang commented
good feature to add
Echoing the comments below - this is absolutely a necessary feature! It is so hard to reconcile what I owe. Please acknowledge your app users who are practically begging for this and prioritize this feature.
This is a very convenient feature to have in case someone wants to use it. I'd prefer the user have the option rather than omit it all together. Usually, settling the entire balance between people is fine but there are moments where you must settle individual expenses (the work-arounds only create confusion and disorder).
I think this function is absolutely needed, the workarounds are really cumbersome so not good solutions unfortunately. I'd be happy to contribute to the development of this feature as I think it is really essential.
I agree with most of the people below, please prioritize this feature.
3 years and still nothing. The staunch refusal to implement this basic features eliminates the whole point of this app for me. Without it it is impossible to maintain any kind of accounting oversight
Yeah this refusal to add this feature means I won't be continuing my premium subscription. I can't track my expenses in several budgeting apps without it. Pretty hard to budget automatically in 2020 when my entire months expenses get reimbursed in a single venmo transaction. Shame, it's the simplest fix to implement too
Lacking this function is probably the biggest downfall of this app
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Do Thi Thu commented
I’m not See money. What’s the husband act all funny I see many many money why why in for number not except I five iPhone 11 bro
Reynaldo Gonzalez Jr commented
This needs to be added ASAP because if not then it defeats the purpose of the app for us. We split our bills, but our bills have different due dates, and we need the ability to be able to pay half to each other when we have the money, instead of paying total of bills combined and instead of having to create a “group” for each bill.
[Deleted User] commented
Adding another comment saying that this is very needed - shouldn't be difficult to implement
there are multiple lines in group.but i want to close only one item as paid. need option for that
Sarah Hogan commented
This would be a very beneficial feature
Daria Rountree commented
This app is very messy and confusing trying to figure out what has and hasn’t been paid. Can you guys update the app to have a charge then when someone pays you just have a check mark next to it so there’s not a long page of charges and payments that don’t say anything next to it and keeps us wondering what’s owed for what.
Mike Lauer commented
I want to settle individual items as well, if you offered an option to settle up or mark a single item as paid (then grey them out) that’d improve this app significantly. Stopped using this for the total balance feature entirely and just use it to track what was spent.
If another app offered these features + ability to mark single items as paid I’d move over immediately
Mariana Teixeira commented
so basically you can click on it and select an option which says “settle this expense” and there’s like a some sign that says it’s been settled, but that you can still keep track of what was paid, for example, there’s expense A and expense B, and I want to settle the latter, I click on it and settle it, but the expense still remains on the list (as a past expense) with a different colour or faded, just something that adds contrast between paid and non paid expenses