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Springworks launches WhatsApp tool for quick identity verification

Published Feb 27, 2020, 2:12 pm IST
Updated Feb 27, 2020, 2:13 pm IST
A check will typically cost INR 49. However, SpringVerify on WhatsApp has been made free-to-use for the first 1000 users of the tool
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Springworks, a Bengaluru-based HRTech startup has launched a WhatsApp-based tool - SpringVerify on WhatsApp - for users to quickly and seamlessly verify someone’s identity in a couple of minutes.

Large corporations have been running Employee Background Checks forever. But, this is the first time employers, whether in a business or household setting, will have access to a tool of this kind, right within WhatsApp, to verify who they are dealing with. This is also one of the earliest adaptations of WhatsApp to use it for Identity Verification and Crime Monitoring across the globe.


To verify someone’s identity on Whatsapp, users can just give a missed call at 080-47193400 to get started.

Commenting on this announcement, Kartik Mandaville, CEO and Founder of Springworks said, “Our mantra is - Trust, but Verify! Many people have access to your homes and apartments - think cooks, drivers, maids, nannies etc. The main reason we've built SpringVerify on WhatsApp is to help you solidify trust with your house helpers.”

SpringVerify on WhatsApp integrates with the WhatsApp API and lets users share a picture of one of Pan Card/Driving License/Aadhaar Card/Voter ID Card right inside WhatsApp. The tool then verifies whether the furnished ID card is present in the government records.

Additionally, the user can share a picture or selfie of the ID holder and the tool will match that with the picture on the ID.

A check will typically cost INR 49. However, SpringVerify on WhatsApp has been made free-to-use for the first 1000 users of the tool.

SpringVerify on WhatsApp also has another unique capability to find whether the ID holder has a Court Record. The tool is able to match this with digitized court records only from courts of law across India.

“Going forward we’ll also be launching a service that will do ‘Continuous Crime Monitoring’ and notify the user if a Court Record match is found for the ID being verified, as soon as it happens”, said Anoop Suresh, VP-Business and Ops at Springworks.
SpringVerify is the Employee Background Verification product from Springworks.

“We have translated all our learning and product capabilities from having run employee background checks for 150+ enterprises and high-growth organisations over the last year into this tool and made it simpler for everyday use”, said Kartik about the origins of the WhatsApp tool.

Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru