Facebook asking new users to use names as per Aadhaar to signup

By : |December 28, 2017 0

Facebook is testing a new feature where new users are asked to enter their names as per their Aadhaar card. Since it’s being tested with a small population in India, not all users may be able to see this.

The social networking company said, “We want to make sure people can use the names they’re known by on Facebook, and can easily connect with friends and family. This is a small test where we provide additional language when people sign up for an account to say that using the name on their Aadhaar card makes it easier for friends to recognize them. This is an optional prompt which we are testing, people are not required to enter the name on their Aadhaar card.”

The new feature was first spotted by a Reddit user, who posted a screenshot on the site. It read, “Using the name on your Aadhaar card makes it easier for friends to recognize you.”

The latest move is aimed at curbing the number of fake accounts on the social media platform. It is worth noting that the Aadhaar based sign up is not mandatory. The Facebook test comes at a time when the government is asking its citizens to link their Aadhaar details with most of their important documents.

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