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    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…

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    Jay Patel commented  · 

    Let's take a scenario. I live on rent. I also pay a share of electricity bill. My landlord adds rent and electricity biill on Splitwise. Now, I pay rent on 1st and electricity bill on 21st. So, there should be an option that allows you to pay individual expenses such as electricity bill on my case, which will show that I have paid electricity bill rather than adding an additional expense for that from my side. I hope you understood my point. I am sorry if the explanation is not accurate. Feel free to contact me.

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