Saturday, 28 July 2018

Telegram Passport stores and share your real-world IDs in the cloud

One of the most used messaging app Telegram has rolled out latest feature named Telegram Passport by which end-to-end encrypted service where users can store their real-world IDs in order to simplify sharing of information with apps and services that require these documents. 

Telegram Passport will help users to store IDs like driving licence, passport, personal ID proof, address ID, phone number, and email address. Telegram Passport data will be moved to a decentralised cloud. The feature is available on version 4.9 of the app on Android and iOS.

According to Telegram, "[implementing] it takes minimum effort and can save many hours of coding." Telegram claims that it will not have access to your personal data and data will be protected by end-to-end encryption, much like the company's messaging servers. Data you choose to share with other apps will go straight to the recipient without access to Telegram.

At launch, only ePayments.com has integration with Telegram Passport, with the company urging other developers to come forward and implement it in their apps and services for free. 

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