Add transactions to Wesabe through Twitter!

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If you’re a fan of Twitter like we are, you’ll be happy to hear you can now add transactions to your Wesabe cash account through Twitter. This is a great way to keep track of you spending on the go — just text Twitter the details, and it will show up automatically in your accounts. Or, use whatever other Twitter client you like.

To set this up, head over to https://www.wesabe.com/connections and identify your Twitter account for us (so we know we’re getting transactions for you from the right place). You can send transactions to us with direct messages, so only Wesabe will see them, or you can send an “@wesabe” reply if you want to share an interesting expense with your friends (and the world, if your Twitter feed is open to all). For either kind of message, start out with the amount and the payee (in whatever order you want). You can also add tags by putting them into parentheses at the end (including tag splits, if you want). Here are some examples:

d wesabe $2.95 Starbucks (coffee)

@wesabe Camino $27.95 (restaurant oakland yummy)

Right now, the transactions will be added to your first cash account, but our hardy testers have asked for a way to choose the cash account, which we’ll add shortly. Also, note that Twitter is not a banking site, so you shouldn’t consider it to have the same privacy protections Wesabe provides — use this for not-very-private purchases only (as I say in the docs, if you’re posting bail, wait until you get home to enter that :).

Have at it, and let us know what you think. I’m in New York for the CNBC show (which was awesome), and it’s been great to be able to add cab fare to my “toexpense” tag as I run around town. Thanks, Brian, for another awesome feature.

8 Responses to “Add transactions to Wesabe through Twitter!”

  1. Status Microblogging for Dollars Says:

    […] But that’s what’s happened.  It was announced at Wesabe’s blog as well as at Twitter’s blog earlier today: “…you can now add transactions to your Wesabe cash account through Twitter. This is a great way to keep track of you spending on the go — just text Twitter the details, and it will show up automatically in your accounts. Or, use whatever other Twitter client you like.” […]

  2. Status Microblogging for Dollars  »TechAddress Says:

    […] But that’s what’s happened.  It was announced at Wesabe’s blog as well as at Twitter’s blog earlier today: […]

  3. Wesabe Adds Twitter Integration | Microblink Says:

    […] In Wesabe’s blog post introducing this feature they addressed my immediate concerns with privacy. They clearly state that users shouldn’t expect the same level of privacy protection on Twitter as Wesabe provides through their own service. They even go as far as cautioning their users to “use this for not-very-private purchases only“. […]

  4. MaximumCMO » Blog Archive » tweet your bank account: branding, creative branding, strategic branding, interactive marketing Says:

    […] Wesabe, a financial planning/organizational tool now allows you to tweet your Wesabe account, and record notes about transactions. Just bought lunch with a client? Tweet “add to business expense” and you’ll be able to sort it all out later. From best Twitter friend Ben Kunz. […]

  5. Claudia Gorman Says:

    These days everyone’s providing a twitter interface. Way to go Wesabe, and Marc.

    Brings me back to a feature I’d seen missing when I first reviewed your Web App: Entering transactions using email. I own a Blackberry for my office email, and a Centro for all personal stuff. Emailing a template formatted transaction to an account will take Wesabe to the next level.

    Talk to you soon…

  6. Wesabe Adds Twitter at Twitterholics Says:

    […] Wesabe, an online app for managing your finances, have added Twitter integration so you can track where your dollars go: “…you’ll be happy to hear you can now add transactions to your Wesabe cash account through Twitter. This is a great way to keep track of you spending on the go — just text Twitter the details, and it will show up automatically in your accounts. Or, use whatever other Twitter client you like. […]

  7. borjeous Says:

    this is a great tip. just need more clarification on split tagging.

    what should be the message format if i want to use split tags?

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    […] What will you twitter? Will you twitter the music you are listening to online or on iTunes? Will you twitter the link to the online article you are reading? Will you twitter links to video, your mood, what you are eating and drinking, what you are thinking? Will you share pictures in your twitters? Will you twitter your way to money management or twitter your way to wealth? […]

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