Enable two factor authentication

Add an extra layer of security to help keep your financial data safe and secure by enabling two-factor authentication (2FA). This will require you to enter a code generated by your preferred authenticator app (like Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator) when you log in.

  1. Hover over Settings, then click Account.
  2. Under the Account Details tab, scroll down to the Two Factor Authentication section and enable the toggle.
  3. Save a copy of your backup codes.
    • Click Download to save a copy of your backup codes to your computer.
    • Click Copy to paste the codes into a document or other secure location.

This step is critical—You will lose access to your account if you cannot use your authenticator app and do not have your recovery codes.

  1. Click Continue.
  2. Download or open your authenticator app and either:
    • Scan the QR code shown on your computer screen.
    • Enter the 6-digit code from your authenticator app into Expensify and click Verify.

When you log in to Expensify in the future, you’ll be emailed a magic code that you’ll use to log in with. Then you’ll be prompted to open your authenticator app to get the 6-digit code and enter it into Expensify. A new code regenerates every few seconds, so the code is always different. If the code time runs out, you can generate a new code as needed.

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