Microsoft has officially announced the availability of Adhaar integration feature on its Skype Lite app in India, starting now. Skype Lite app was launched at Future Decoded India event back in February 2017, with an aim to provide a fast and lightweight app for slow mobile network connections of the Indian market.
The update (
v18.104.22.168121-release) is rolling out via the Google Play Store and if you have the Skype Lite app installed on your Android device, it is worth updating to get the benefit of new features.
With the latest version of Skype Lite, Aadhaar integration can be used to verify users’ identity online, helping them communicate more securely with others. For example, 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.
When starting a video call, either party can request Aadhaar verification using Skype Lite. In order to confirm your identity, here’s what you should be doing:
- Click on Verify Aadhaar identity while on a call.
- Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number.
- Authenticate with a one-time password sent via SMS.
Once validated, you can choose to share pre-selected Aadhaar information with the other person to confirm your identity.
Skype will not be storing any Aadhaar information and as always, your personal information—including your video and audio conversations —is securely encrypted.
Skype Lite is available to download on Android here.