How do I use Splitpal?

Splitpal is an app for splitting expenses with your friends. It lets you and your friends add various bills and keep track of who owes who, and then it helps you to settle up with each other. Here’s a quick overview of how it works.

First things first: you don’t have to sign in or create an account, but we highly recommend it so you do not lose track of your groups if you a lose your phone or other device. Also it’s better for our user retention, since you are more likely to come back, studies have shown. So just sign in it’s a win-win for you and us.

Next: create a group. Groups are an easy way to split expenses with a particular group of people on an ongoing basis. For example, you might create a group for your apartment, or a group for a ski trip. As part of creating a group, you’ll be asked to provide contact information for the other members of the group. This allows all of those people to view the group on Splitpal, and to add expenses of their own. Splitpal also lets you add “non-group expenses” for items that don’t deserve an entire group, like going to dinner with a few random friends.

Once you’ve created your group, you and your friends can all start adding expenses! Go to your group, then hit the “Add Expense” button. You’ll be asked for various details about your expense, like the total cost, who paid, and how much each person should owe. You can scan receipts and make itemized expenses, even or uneven expenses. You can even change the date (for example, if you’re adding an expense from last week). As soon as you hit “Save”, Splitpal will update everyone’s balances to keep track of how much each person owes.

Later, after you’ve added a bunch of expenses, you’ll probably want to settle up with your friends. Just go to settlement screen and pay each other off. You can record a cash payment (e.g. you just handed your friend some cash, and now you want to update Splitpal to reflect that), or if you’re in a supported country, you can send your friend a PayPal or Venmo payment directly through the Splitpal app.

Those are the basics, and should be enough to get you started. If you have more questions, check out the rest of our helpdesk articles!

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