MISSISSIPPI UNVEILS MOBILE ID PROGRAM: AN APP FOR PHONES
AppleMagazine|December 03, 2021
Mississippi is unveiling a new app that’s designed to store someone’s driver license on their phone.

The app is being billed as a safe and effective way to make sure your ID is always on you, WLOX-TV reported.

However, state officials say people will still need a physical driver license to show if requested when they are stopped by law enforcement. Another exception listed on the program’s website is boarding an airplane.

Still, there’s a “growing list” of businesses and state agencies that accept the Mississippi Mobile ID, state officials said.

“Vendors can accept the Mobile ID with confidence, as information on the digital ID can be verified against what is on file with the Department of Public Safety and will always be accurate and up-to-date,” the program’s website states.

Residents’ information is secure and can only be accessed with their fingerprint or face ID, officials with the Department of Public Safety said.

“One less thing for me to carry and lose,” Mike Davis told WLOX.

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