At Microsoft’s Future Decoded event in February this year, Microsoft India announced the all new Skype Lite app for the low-end Android smartphones. This app is focused on Android running smartphones which are struggling with the unavailability of resources. The app was available in India since February.
During the announcement of Skype Lite app, Microsoft said that they will add Aadhaar based security features to the Skype app. If you don’t know, Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident of India. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UDAI), which functions under the Planning Commission of India, is responsible for managingAadhaar numbers and Aadhaar identification cards.
As promised, Microsoft has brought Aadhaar based verification system to Skype Lite app for Android devices. Starting today, Skype Lite users should use their Aadhaar number to verify their identity while communicating with another Indian individual using the Skype Lite Android application. Microsoft claims that it will help Government to ensure the well-being of unique identification project. Also, many other tech platforms now require Aadhaar based verification to proceed further.
“By using Aadhaar, both parties can verify their identity at the beginning of the call to prevent impersonation fraud,” the company said in its blog post.
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