Belgium: Users of Itsme identification app doubles to 6.5 million, says data

Europe: The number of users of the Itsme identification app has doubled to 6.5 million, over the previous year, with 80 per cent of Belgium’s population over 18, mainly thanks to the Covid Safe Ticket (CST).

Till now, the application has been used between 25 and 35 million times in every month. The majority of the individuals started using the app for the CST since its introduction in June 2021.

Moreover, the CEO of Itsme, Stéphanie De Bruyne, shared the information on Thursday, “Many Belgians found their way to Itsme via the CST. This convinced them of the value of the application, which they now continue to use.”

Itsme allows users to securely identify themselves on a site or application or approve an operation, such as a banking transaction. The application is also used to sign documents online using an electronic signature.

Along with this, on average, the users activate the application between six and eight times in a month. In spite of, the phasing out of the CST, the success of the app continues.

Between January and May 2022, it has already been used 135 million times, as compared to 233 million transactions in the whole of 2021.

Furthermore, more than 1,000 government platforms and more than 250 companies all over different sectors (from banking over energy to human resources and notaries) offer Itsme as an identification method, and between five and ten companies are added to the list every month.

Itsme application is a convenient as well as an entirely safe way to verify your identity digitally.


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