So, the news came on Wednesday, as Google is working on letting Android users store their vaccination cards on their mobile phones. So, this means that after getting vaccinated now you don’t have to carry that document with you and you can easily show the reports that you have stored on your devices. This new feature that has been updated by Google will firstly be launched in the US and then the facility will be provided to other countries.
Store Your COVID-19 Vaccination Cards On Your Android Phones Now, Confirms Google
As Google is working on the feature, so it has said that when the users will store their Covid-19 vaccination cards on the device, then they will be able to access that report via a shortcut on the home screen. This feature is really helpful for everyone because now you don’t have to be worried about what will happen if you misplace that report because now it is saved digitally, so you can easily access it.
In a blog, Google has said, “Google has updated its Passes API to enable a simple and secure way to store and access COVID vaccination and test cards on Android devices. Starting today, developers from healthcare organizations, government agencies, and organizations authorized by public health authorities to distribute COVID vaccines and/or tests will have access to these APIs to create a digital version of COVID vaccination or test information. This will roll out initially in the United States followed by other countries.”
Android users need not be online all the time to access their Covid-19 vaccination cards. You must make sure that your android needs to be running on Android 5 or later and be Play Protect certified. It is also not required to install the Google Pay app to access your COVID Cards.
Google has also said that “If you want to access your digital vaccine cards related cards on multiple devices, will need to manually store it on each device. Google does not retain a copy of the user’s COVID vaccination or test information.”
They also added that Android users will have to set up a lock screen to store their Covid-19 vaccination cards, so when a user wants to access his/her COVID-19 vaccination card, he/she will be asked for the password, pin or biometric method they have set. This is to keep the information of the user safe.
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