Sometime back we added the functionality to signup and login with Facebook. Not surprisingly, the ability to add and invite Facebook friends was the most requested feature.
You asked for it, we built it for you!
Add bills with facebook friends
If you are not already facebook connected, simply go to your account settings and hit “Connect with facebook”. Once complete, you will now see your facebook friends in search results across all three platforms – iPhone, Android and web.
Your facebook friends (who are not billpin users) will show with a “facebook” tag. Go ahead, select them, pin them and forget about emails forever.
Now the exciting bit!
With this release, we have also baked in the functionality for you to notify friends via facebook.
Since we have no way to notify your facebook friends via email, we designed an easy and private way for you to notify them via facebook instead*.
Not much changes, except now will see an additional option to notify your facebook friends when adding them to a bill. If you are on the web, you will see the option to notify during the pinning flow. While on mobile, you will see it the first time after completing a pin and toggle it on/off from the account settings page.
Dont worry, you will always have full control of your privacy and notifications.
Having spoken to many of our users, we were well aware of your concerns, and thus made the default privacy setting of the post as “Only Me”.
Meaning, only you and the tagged friend will see the post. None of your, or their friends can view it.
A sample facebook timeline post on the right, viewable to only only me and Lisa Chan.
* Facebook posts are only meant to notify facebook friends who are not billpin users. If the friend you are pinning with is already a BillPin user, or if you enter a friends email, we only send them an email notification and not facebook.
Invite facebook friends to BillPin
This is another feature that was frequently requested and we have baked it right in! You can invite either your Facebook friends, or just enter the email address of the friend you want to invite.
Look out for the “Invite friends” link on web or mobile, and with a few simple clicks share the BillPin awesomeness with your buddies
We are very excited about this release.. and hope you find it even simpler and faster to share bills with your friends!