Forget your vaccination card: you will soon be able to carry your vaccination card with you on your mobile phone.
From now on you can forget the physical vaccination certificate that you issued when you were vaccinated against COVID-19: If you have an Android phone, you can now save your certificate on the device to be able to access a valid digital copy at any time.
Google itself has announced the introduction of this new feature, provided by an update to the “Passes” API, which now enables governments, health organizations and public health authorities access this API create digital versions of vaccination cards or test results.
So you can save your vaccination record on your mobile phone
First of all, the option to save vaccination certificates or test results will be available in the US, but Google has confirmed that it will reach other countries over the weeks.
To save a virtual copy of the vaccination card, all users need to do is ensure that they have a Device updated to at least Android 5 Lollipop, And that’s it certified by Play Protect. Although it uses the Passes API which is part of Google Pay, It is not necessary to have the Google Mobile Payments app installed.
Once the copy has been saved in the user’s virtual cardholder, all information is remains stored on the device, and it won’t sync with the user’s other devices – so the copy has to be manually saved on each of them.
In addition, the user is himself You can choose to show your COVID card information to other people, although the data will never be passed on to Google.
Finally, Google makes this card easier to access via a shortcut on the mobile home screen, accessible at any time, even if the device has no internet connection. It’s worth noting that it is required to use this feature have a secure blocking method configured, be it PIN, fingerprint, pattern or password.
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