Maryland was one of the first states to make state ID available in Apple’s wallet app for iPhone, and Google is now beta testing support for ‘digital driver’s licenses’ in its wallet app for Android smartphones. doing. Apple Wallet integration can already be used to clear TSA at airports such as Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. This allows the use of Digital Government IDs. This is also the case on Android.
The slide featured the state of Maryland as the first available ID for the upcoming feature. Android support for Digital Status ID is part of this month’s Google system update, along with other features for Wallet, such as Digital Car Key (for Xiaomi devices) and the ability to add, manage, and store payment cards on Fitbit devices. It also brings Play Services Beta features.
According to Google’s updated support page, it’s intended for users running Android 8.0 (or higher) who are participating in the Google Play Services beta program (specifically version 48.22). Turn on Bluetooth and nearby devices and make sure your phone has Odor Lock, you’ll see a new option for ‘ID Cards (Beta)’ when adding a new card to the Google Wallet app must.
This feature was announced at Google’s I/O developer keynote in May.
According to Verge sources, the process to add a Maryland ID card is as follows: Scan the front of the ID card > Scan the back > Take a quick photo of your face > Submit your application > Finally, Maryland Wait until the accepts the card. The process is very similar to adding cards to Apple Wallet. At the time of this writing, the Play Services beta program is full, so you may have to wait a while to try out this feature.
Google has recommitted to its wallet app initiative after a period of shelving in favor of a more focused ‘Google Pay’ offering. Wallet includes Google Pay, public transport cards, loyalty rewards, gift cards and ID cards to make it a more complete app. We’ve confirmed this feature works on the new Google Pixel, but it also works on devices such as Samsung’s Galaxy S20, although the requirements to support the feature may differ.
- State ID cards were being beta tested in Maryland by Google for Android Wallet
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