Upgrades to our PayPal mobile integration

Splitwise is excited to announce that we’re upgrading our PayPal integrations on iOS and Android to the latest technology from PayPal. For the last couple months, we’ve been collaborating with the PayPal team to increase the usability, security, and reliability of our integration. These updates are starting to enter the final testing stages, and we’re looking forward to the transition.

As part of the upgrade process, the PayPal mobile integration will be temporarily unavailable on iOS and Android for several weeks starting this Friday, June 29th, 2018. (You will see an “under construction” message on the PayPal button.) During the upgrade, you can still use the PayPal integration on the Splitwise.com web app to pay friends normally. We expect the new integration to be start being rolled out in late August.

When the new PayPal mobile integration is available, we’ll update our iPhone and Android apps and post an update to this blog post to announce the changes.

Change Log:

Updated 8/20 Updated to reflect late August roll out
Updated 7/16 
Updated to reflect expected launch date (early August 2018)

Published by

Ryan Laughlin

Developer and designer for Splitwise, the site that makes sharing expenses easy.

15 thoughts on “Upgrades to our PayPal mobile integration”

    1. Thanks for your kind words Vishal, and apologies for any inconvenience. Please note the Splitwise+PayPal web integration is still live; you can settle Splitwise debts via PayPal by logging into splitwise.com and clicking “Settle up”. Cheers!

      1. How? I am trying to do just that. I click “settle up” but the only option I’m presented is cash payments now (no PayPal option).

  1. What other method of payment can be taken to PayPal is up and running again? I need to settle up and cash payment is not convenient right now.

    1. Hi Josh. You have a couple options:

      – Visit splitwise.com to settle your debts; the Splitwise+PayPal web integration is still functioning
      – Settle via PayPal directly, then use the Splitwise “record a cash payment” feature to update your balance (Settle up >> record a cash payment)
      – If you’re a Venmo user seeking to settle a USD-denominated debt, you should see the “settle with Venmo” option still; though PayPal and Venmo belong to the same company, our Venmo integration is still functioning at this time on all platforms

      If you need help please send a note to support@splitwise.com. Thanks!

  2. It has been over a month since June 29. Despite the claim that Splitwise+PayPal integration is still functioning, I see no evidence of that. When I attempt to click on the PayPal link, it redirects me to this comments thread. Am I missing something? Thanks.

    1. Sorry for the confusion, Daniel! As mentioned in the post, the Splitwise + PayPal integration is currently under construction on mobile, but it still works for payments made via our website, Splitwise.com. You should be able to log in to Splitwise.com with the same email address + password that you use on our mobile app, and then make a payment by clicking on the appropriate friend and then clicking the “Settle up” button.

      Otherwise, you can always make a payment directly through PayPal, then record it as a “cash payment” through the Splitwise app.

      We’re working with PayPal to bring back the integration to our mobile apps as soon as possible, and we expect to have that launched in early August. We know it’s a pain to lose this feature temporarily, so apologies for the inconvenience!

    1. Hi there Dave, we’re working hard with the PayPal team to get this feature live as soon as possible. We expect to have the newer PayPal integration rolled out within the next week or so.

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