The COVID-19 contact tracing tool developed by the Indian government, Aarogya Setu has released a new update. Now, it’s allowing users to delete their account and all the associated data stored in the app. It has also introduced a couple of more new features like giving health data access to third-party apps and using Bluetooth contacts to assess risk levels associated with coronavirus.
To get these new features, users must update the Aarogya Setu app to iOS version 2.0.0 from the Apple App Store and version 1.3.1 on Android from the Google Play Store.
Users can simply tap on the settings option that can be found in the hamburger menu on the top-left corner of the Aarogya Setu app.
Next, tap on ‘delete account file’ on iOS device and enter registered phone number to delete the account and erase all data. On Android devices, the same option will read as ‘Delete My Account’.
The data will be deleted from the government servers only after 30 days. This is still a better option as the app previously did not provide any way to either delete the account or associated user data.
The third new feature allows users to access the risk levels using their Bluetooth contacts. The feature lets you know the number of people with whom you have been in close proximity by using your smartphone’s Bluetooth technology.