The case of Linking of Aadhaar with various social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp are under process in the Court. And till now the final verdict has still not given whether linking Aadhaar with Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp is mandatory or not.
But online there is various news spreading across portals that linking of Aadhaar with Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp, etc. will be soon made mandatory.
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How Linking Aadhaar with Social Media Account’s like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and WhatsApp will be beneficial
- Linking Aadhaar with Social Media Accounts will help to avoid the creation of fake accounts, and the authorities would be easily able to track the owner in case of inappropriate posts or content is posted.
- Activities such as Cyber Bullying, publishing of fake news, fake lucky draw offers on social media, etc. would be drastically reduced due to linking of Aadhaar
There may be numerous benefits of linking Aadhaar with Social Profiles, but on the other
If this decision gets considered then Social Media Service Provider will have to provide the feature to link Aadhaar with Social Profiles, this would be similar to completing Know Your Customer (KYC) which we usually do for our various financial transaction accounts.
Below are the instructions provided which will help you to link Aadhaar with various Social Media Profiles?
How to Link Aadhaar with Facebook Account
If you hold a Facebook account and want to complete the Aadhaar linking process then you will need to follow the below steps.
Keep your Aadhaar Number and registered mobile number handy with you
Login in to your Facebook Account
Go to settings > Link Aadhaar
Enter your 12 digit Aadhaar Number, make sure your Facebook Profile name matches with your name as in Aadhaar
Complete the OTP Verification by entering the received OTP on your registered mobile number
If your all details matches in Facebook Profile as per Aadhaar then your Aadhaar will get successfully linked to your account.
How to Link Aadhaar with WhatsApp Account
To link your Aadhaar Number with your WhatsApp Account, make sure you have kept your 12 digit Aadhaar Number and registered mobile number available with you.
Open WhatsApp on your phone, make sure you are logged in into your account
Go to settings > link Aadhaar
Add your 12 digit Aadhaar Number, but before verify that your WhatsApp name is matching as per your Aadhaar Card
Once adding the Aadhaar Number click on continue button and you will receive one-time-password on your registered mobile number
Enter the otp and complete the authentication
If your WhatsApp Profile details are as per your Aadhaar details then you will be successfully done linking your Aadhaar with your WhatsApp Account
How to Link Aadhaar with Twitter Account
To link Aadhaar Number with Twitter Profile keep your Aadhaar Number and Registered mobile number handy and follow the below steps.
Login in to your twitter account, make sure your Twitter profile details are as per your Aadhaar Card Details
Go to settings > link Aadhaar
Enter your 12 digit Aadhaar Number, and click on continue button
You will receive one time password on your Aadhaar registered mobile number
Enter the receive otp and click on continue button
If your details twitter account details match with Aadhaar then your Aadhaar will get successfully linked to your account and you will be done with identification process.
How to Link Aadhaar with Instagram Account
Linking Aadhaar with Instagram Profile is very simple, just you need to keep your Aadhaar Number and registered mobile number with you.
Login into your Instagram account and navigate to settings
Under settings you will find link Aadhaar
Add your 12 digit Aadhaar Number and click on continue button
You will receive one time password on your registered Aadhaar mobile number
Enter the same otp in enter otp field and click on continue button
If your Instagram details matche with your Aadhaar then your Aadhaar will get successfully linked.
How to Link Aadhaar with LinkedIn Account
To link Aadhaar with LinkedIn keep your 12 digits Aadhaar Number and registered mobile number in front of you.
Visit LinkedIn and login into your account
Go to settings > update Aadhaar
Enter your 12 digit Aadhaar number and click on proceed button
One time password will be sent on your registered mobile number
Enter the received otp in enter otp field and click on submit button
Your Aadhaar will successfully get linked to your LinkedIn Profile if all details match your Aadhaar Demographics
All the above steps are expected the process to link Aadhaar with Social Media Profiles, as of now none of the Social Media Service Providers have come up with this feature of linking Aadhaar.