How to Delete your account permanently from Aarogya Setu App?

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The government COVID-19 contact tracing app Aarogya Setu now lets the user to delete your account permanently. Aarogya Setu app has more than 13.86 crore users currently and most of the users are from Android Mobile phones.

To use the Aarogya Setu app  you have to Create an account after registering with their address, phone number, location, gender and name.

Deleting Account from Aarogya Setu app.

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To delete the account on the Aarogya Setu app , go to Settings and click on the newly added feature “Delete your Account”. To proceed with this  , you would have to enter your mobile number. This will lead to removal all Aarogya Setu app data from your mobile.  But your personal data will continue to remain on government servers and will be only deleted after 30 days or so.

Aarogya Setu app with its new update through which it tells you the approximate time and location of a possible infection risk.“In case your status has been assessed as Moderate Risk or High Risk meaning your screen is Yellow or Orange, Aarogya  Setu will also let you know date, time & approximate location & duration of such BT contact with someone who has been diagnosed COVID-19 positive,” said Aarogya Setu on Twitter.

The Aarogya Setu app is available on various operating systems such as iOS , KaiOS(for Jio Phone) and even in the IVRS form, which lets the phone and landline user to register on the platform. However there is no information for deletion of account on these platforms as well.

The government has also released the source code of Aarogya Setu app on GitHub so that people from developer community can go through the app code and know how the personal information is used in the app and understand the entire process work.

The government has also made changes to the terms of services and privacy policy of Aarogya Setu app. They no longer will suspend the users who  won’t comply with the terms of policies of the app.The revised terms remove restrictions on tampering and reverse-engineering, and adds contact information in case a user wants to report a defect/false case.

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