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Some of the things you can do in the Kin app, and how to do them.

How to add transactions in Kin

There are two types of transactions you can record in Kin. Paid transactions, which are a record of things already done, and estimates, which are an indication of planned transactions - money that might be spent, but hasn’t been spent yet.

Adding a paid transaction

A paid transaction is a record of something that has been paid for and that will be used by the group. Maybe it’s the groceries for a weekend away, or toilet paper for the household.

  1. When you’re in the group on the Kin app, select the add icon  bottom right.
  2. Give the transaction a description. The description is seen by everyone in the group, so try to make sure it makes sense to everyone.
  3. Then, add in the value of the transaction. Currently, you can only enter values in South African Rand.
  4. Indicate who paid for it. By default, it’s you, but you can also tap the name to change it to anyone else in the group.
  5. Choose how the expense should be split.

      TIP: You can choose if the transaction should be split among everyone in the group, or just among a few group members. Perhaps you’re on a group trip, but not everyone participates in the same activity. You can still keep track in your Kin group - just adjust who should be paying for this.

  6. When done, select save.

Adding a planned transaction - an estimate

Use Kin groups to plan as well. That way, you know how much your group things are likely to cost. Click on Estimates to enter a planned transaction, enter a description, and enter how much you think it will cost. When the transaction has been done, you can switch this over to Done, and edit the transaction amount if necessary.

  NOTE: Planned transactions are not part of the settling up calculations, so be sure to switch these transactions when the time comes.

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