Aadhaar Integration Now Available on Skype Lite: How to Use it

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In February 2017, Microsoft had launched the Skype Lite app in India to counter the issues created by a spotty internet connection on the quality of the video call as well as limited data packs. The company had then announced Aadhaar integration within the app to be launched in summer 2017.

On Wednesday, the company announced that the Aadhaar integration has been made available to users in India.

Aadhaar is one of the world’s biggest database of national identification numbers of all the citizens and it allows them to communicate effectively with government organisations, businesses and others with lower potential to commit fraud.

“With the latest version of Skype Lite, Aadhaar integration can be used to verify users’ identity online, helping them communicate more securely with others. you may wish to make a Skype Lite call to an important business client or government representative – by using Aadhaar, both parties can verify their identity at the beginning of the call to prevent impersonation fraud,” Microsoft stated.

How to Use Aadhaar Integration on Skype App?

Either of the callers can request for Aadhaar verification during the video call using Skype Lite.

Once a request is made, you’ll need to click on ‘Verify Aadhaar Identity’, tap on ‘Accept’ and then enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number.

Please note that when you verify your Aadhaar, you’ll be sharing your name, birth year, Aadhaar photo and the last four digits of your Aadhaar number.

At the end of the call, users can see that the Aadhaar verification has been captured as an event during the conversation.

The company mentions that they will not be storing any Aadhaar information that is shared using their Skype Lite app, or any other audio and video message during the call.

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