In a significant advancement for digital transactions and personal identity verification, the Thai government has officially launched the ThaID (THAI-I-D) mobile application. This revolutionary app eliminates the need for manual data entry, providing a convenient, fast, and secure process for identity confirmation.
Caretaker Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha led the official launch of the ThaID app, along with the digital identity verification and facial recognition system. Developed by the Department of Provincial Administration, this application aims to streamline access to services from both public and private sectors that require identity confirmation.
To date, 44 state agencies have adopted the ThaID system, and an impressive 380,000 individuals have registered to utilize its services.
Gen Prayut reaffirmed the government’s commitment to transforming Thailand into a digital society, aligning with its 4.0 policy. He emphasized that digital technology enhances the capacity of state agencies to provide public services, making them more accessible and cost-effective. The prime minister expressed his hopes for the app to be fully utilized and its potential maximized.
Since its inception in 2019, the ThaID project has achieved remarkable milestones. The prime minister called for collaboration from all stakeholders to further develop the project into a comprehensive state service system, building confidence and enhancing the image of the Thai government while ultimately improving the quality of life for citizens.
The Department of Provincial Administration also highlighted the importance of raising public awareness about the ThaID app across all 878 districts and 76 provinces. This initiative aims to promote app downloads and usage, particularly among the younger generation, to maximize its benefits for every family in Thailand.