UIDAI launches mAadhaar app for Android users: Here are 6 key features

UIDAI launches mAadhaar app for Android users: Here are 6 key features

UIDAI launches mAadhaar app for Android users: Here are 6 key features

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched mAadhaar app for Android platform. Check out the app by searching as mAadhaar in the Google Play Store. The app will link with your Aadhaar number and you can simply carry your Aadhaar on your device.

In a disclaimer, UIDAI has said that the app is now in beta mode which means that users may encounter bugs and issues. Once it is done, it will take you to the home menu, where one can see his/her Aadhaar card.

You need to head to the Google Play store and download the mAadhaar app. It lets users carry your unique identification profile on your smartphone.

Once you setup the mAadhar app, your Aadhaar card profile, including your number, address and other details are stored on the app. Apart from providing the digital version of the Aadhaar card, the app does a lot more.

Interestingly the app's terms and conditions put the onus of responsibility on the user for "responsibly sharing" their Aadhaar data.

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If you have not gone to the UIDAI website to lock your biometrics for Aadhaar, then the app will prompt you to lock these.

Apart from this, there is a system of Time-based One-Time Password generation. The app also comes with a TOTP (Time-based One-Time Password) feature, which can be used instead of the SMS-based OTP. This will ensure that the your details are much safer than ever.

Update of profile - An updated view of Aadhaar profile data after successful completion of update request. Another important aspect of this application is Share QR code, and password protected eKYC data to retrieve accurate demographic information from it instead of manual entry.

Before login in with the mAdhaar app, it should be ensured that your phones number is linked to their Aadhaar card. In case one's mobile number is not registered with Aadhaar, one must visit the nearest Enrolment Centre or do it online through Self Service Update Portal (SSUP). While announcing the launch, UIDAI tweeted saying "LAUNCHING #mAadhaar- Carry your Aadhaar on your Mobile".

While there has been no leakage of Aadhaar data from the UIDAI, about 210 websites of the central and state government departments were found to be displaying personal details and Aadhaar numbers of beneficiaries, the government informed the Parliament today.

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