Google Pay has added a new feature that allows you to securely save your most important document, the Covid Vaccine report, on your Google Pay app. As more individuals become vaccinated against COVID-19, vaccination cards are becoming a crucial part of our life, yet having paper proof with you all the time is a pain.
Google wants to make things easier for you, so it's modified a fundamental Google Pay API to allow you to distribute and store immunization and test cards directly in your wallet app.
- The COVID Card has been designed with privacy and security at its core.
- The user's COVID immunization and test results are saved on their Android device. If a user wishes to access this information on many devices, they must manually save it on each one. Google does not keep a record of a user's COVID immunization or test results.
- Users can select whether or not to exhibit their COVID Card to others. Google does not share the information in a user's COVID Card with its other services or third parties, and it is not utilized for ad targeting.
How to store COVID Card on your Google Pay App?
To store a COVID Card on a device, a lock screen is required. This is for enhanced protection and to safeguard the user's sensitive data. When a user wishes to access their COVID Card, they'll be asked for their Android device's password, pin, or biometric method.
Once the card has been saved on your device, go to Settings > Google > Account services > Google Pay to locate it. After you find the card in the Google Pay settings, you can also add a shortcut icon to your device's home screen. If you have the Google Pay app loaded on your device, scroll up from the bottom of the screen to discover the COVID Card.
Users who do not have the Google Pay app will be able to save the digital version of the COVID Card on their device and retrieve it via a home screen shortcut. Because Google isn't keeping a duplicate of the card, anyone who wants to store the COVID Card on numerous devices will have to download it from the healthcare provider's or other organization's app separately on each device.