Last week, Paytm released an Android update (v6.6.0) that caused a glitch in the Splitwise+Paytm integration.
We have alerted Paytm to the issue and both companies will work quickly towards a resolution. March 2nd Update: This issue is now resolved. Please update to the newest versions of Paytm and Splitwise. The integration has been disabled for now and will be re-enabled when we’re confident everything is working as expected. We will post here with more information as it becomes available. The integration has now been re-enabled.
A small number of users who settled up with Paytm in the last few days (since upgrading to Paytm v6.6.0) may not have a matching payment in their Splitwise ledger. Users who were potentially affected have been personally contacted via email.
During the outtage, users who still want to settle Splitwise balances using Paytm may do the following:
- Launch Paytm to send money to a friend directly.
- Launch Splitwise and use our “record a cash payment” feature to record a matching payment in Splitwise. You may use the notes field to indicate the funds were actually sent via Paytm.
Users with Paytm v6.6.0 who have recently used the integration can do the following if they want to verify that their balances are correct:
- Launch Paytm and open the “Passbook” to see if any Splitwise payments have been made since February 14th (Splitwise payments will show “For bills on splitwise.com” if you tap on a transaction)
- Launch Splitwise to check if these Paytm payments have been recorded. You may find it easiest to check from the Activity Tab.
- If you notice a missing payment, use our “record a cash payment” feature to manually record that payment to Splitwise. You may use the notes field to indicate the funds were actually sent via Paytm.
Update 3/2: Updated to reflect that the issue has been fixed. Please update to the newest Paytm (6.6.1 or higher) and Splitwise (4.2.2 or higher) apps from the Play Store to re-enable the integration.
Update 2/22: Updated to reflect that the issue has re-occurred.
Update 12/2: The glitch is fully fixed. Please update to the newest Paytm (6.4.1 or higher) and Splitwise (4.1.14 or higher) apps from the Play Store to re-enable the integration.
Update 12/1: The glitch has been fixed and Paytm and Splitwise have started rolling out app updates that fix and re-enable the integration. These will be widely available over the next couple days. Once you have upgraded to both Paytm 6.4.1 and Splitwise 4.1.14, the integration will be automatically re-enabled.
Update 11/30: Potentially affected users were contacted via email by Splitwise support with instructions.
11/28: Post about issue first occurring for Paytm 6.4.0.
6 thoughts on “RESOLVED: Paytm v6.6.0 caused a bug in the Splitwise+Paytm integration”
Why dont you guys work to UPI system in the app
Having UPI for payments would be most optimal and it would let SplitWise integrate directly with a government supported platform without having to favour a private service provider like PayTM.
Everyone is saying the same thing. Use UPI. Why don’t you guys just do it?
Right now I’m using Google Tez to settle payments with friends. It’s built on UPI and payments happen in a snap. You can even add multiple bank accounts to it and choose which one you want money debited from at the time of payment.
When will this bug get fixed and be deployed?
I prefer Tez which in a way use UPI as already stated by others. So please include it.