New York State Launches Mobile ID App For Licenses and Permits

Winny

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This is pretty cool. New York States Department of Motor Vehicles now has their own mobile ID system, simple called the New York Mobile ID.

It's a new version of your state-issued drivers license, learner permit, or ID, but on a smartphone.

It's not a requirement though, as it's currently a voluntary feature. But it's still a cool feature if you want to go digital.

Those of you in New York who have a valid, state-issued driver license, learner permit, or non-driver ID (standard ID), are free to download the new mobile ID app through the Google Play Store or iOS store.

More on this news below.
 
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I'm not really into this. I feel like it will give easier access to people who want to hack or scam. But I get the want for it. I just can't see myself pulling out my phone to show my id when I could just pull out my wallet and my card. Just doesn't seem too practical to me. But idk, what benefits does having a digital ID give you over a regular old drivers license?
 
I see it more as a backup plan in case you lose your wallet. It's always good to have second copies of things, like car keys as well.
 

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