How-to: Use Smartscan to create expenses

Sheena Trepanier
Sheena Trepanier Expensify Team, Approved! Accountant, Expensify Student Ambassador Posts: 1,362 Expensify Team
edited March 2022 in How-to Docs

You can SmartScan receipts from a variety of sources to quickly and easily create expenses.

SmartScan physical receipts with the Expensify mobile app

  • Open Expensify app and use the big green camera button to snap a photo. Use 3D touch to make it even faster! 


  • Tap "Add details" to add a description if you want to, or select a custom category or tag.
  • Put your phone back in your pocket and forget about the receipt entirely.
  • Toss your receipt in the trash... Or burn it! We’ll take over from here!

SmartScan digital or emailed receipts by emailing them to [email protected]

SmartScan runs in the background, so there’s no need to keep the app open. Most SmartScans complete within one hour, but it can take a bit longerso don't worry! If we need more information from you, you’ll get a message from Concierge letting you know! 

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