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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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    jacob alexander commented  · 

    Yes this feature will help to make your app stand ahead of other expense app since your app already is very smooth and simple to understand and so elegantly made.
    I know you want to make the app simple by not providing the individual expense check off option in the sub group of a particular main group but if you think a little this feature is very important for countries like India, may be China too as Asian countries are populated so more it is diverse with various preference and many other ways to repay the due, so nobody comes to lender all of a sudden to repay the total amount. They will repay slowly slowly so keeping track of how much he repayed and of what expense and keeping track of how much is total left is both important.

    I don't know wether I was able to convince you or not, and whether is it right thing to do, but yes it is very important thing needed.

    The idea of bank cannot be given as it is different from the way we people keep track of petty expenses.

    May be, you never felt the need of this option at your location but in India managing such petty expenses is really and to create a product according to requirement of people over here is very complex . Here people comes up at any moment telling I will clear the previous due right now(which was borrowed long time back) and requests to keep the current due within some time.

    This creates a necessity of such addition of settle up option in expense subgroup beacuse
    1. At one point of time I also want to keep track of how much of total due a person have with me in current date( including the previous money lended)
    2. + I would also like to keep track of which small small dues have been cleared from previous to current date.
    3. Suppose in 1 Expense Group total summation of due is 1500$.
    In this group two sub group is there Expendi2 and Expendi3.
    Expendi1 have due 50$
    Expendi2 have due 1450$

    Total is 1500$

    Now Expendi1 comes to return 50$. So I can't settle up until Expendi2 comes with 1450$. So if I was able to settle that particular Expendi1 50$ then automatically it will update to 1 Expense Group that it is still have 1450$ due to be recovered from this group notifying the group's due and sub group's due.

    Altogether your app will have all in one, giving a track of who and who paid the due and how much due is pending from individual perspective + group perspective.

    I love installing apps and give feedback because I believe app should give maximum advantage to the people without limitation.

    Since I have tried all app and your app is the best I have seen in splitting expenses so you don't know what potential your app have .

    It is totally up to you whether you can integrate that changes or not, it's totally up to you, since in India we have huge population so the acceptance of masses matters for the app to be successful

    Great product guys.
    Jacob Alexander

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