Aarogya etu app has been updated with the option to give permission to external apps to access your health status. It has also added the option to let users permanently delete their account and erase all their data stored by the Aarogya etu app. The development team behind the contact-tracing app has also announced that it has added the ability to use Bluetooth contacts to assess risk level associated with COVID-19. The new changes are provided on the Aarogya etu app for both Android and iO devices.
One of the latest changes that are available in the updated Aarogya etu app is the option to give approval to third-party apps to access your health status. You’ll find the new option by going to ettings > Approval for Aarogya etu tatus. This will allow external apps to be able to access your health status from the Aarogya etu app. The feature is initially limited to iO devices.
The second major change that is in place through the newest update is the ability to delete your account on the Aarogya etu app on a permanent basis. You’ll see the Delete My Account option that will let you delete your account and erase all your app data from your phone. This new option is available for Android devices, while its iO counterpart is available as delete_account_title.
It is important to note that while the new option will delete your account and erase your app data, it won’t provide you with a way to let the Aarogya etu team delete your information stored in the government server. It will remain there for 30 days, as per the details provided on the Android version of the Aarogya etu app. Having said that, the new addition is indeed something better than earlier as the app wasn’t offered the option to users to delete their account up until now.
Once you’ve selected the delete account option, you’ll be required to provide your mobile number to accomplish the deletion process.
The app also includes features to let you access your COVID-19 risk level by finding out the number of people with whom you have been in a Bluetooth proximity. It will also provide you with date, time, approximate location, and duration of such contacts, in case they’ve been diagnosed COVID positive, as the Aarogya etu team explained in a series of tweets posted on unday.
You can download the updated Aarogya etu app (version 1.3.1) on your Android device directly from Google Play. Its new iO offering (version 2.0.0), on the other hand, is available for download on the App tore. Moreover, the app already has a user base of over 13.86 crore users.
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