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M’sians flex their “celebrity” status with MySejahtera’s new blue tick verification feature

"Am I famous already?"

MySejahtera has become one of the most-used apps in Malaysia, and for a good reason too.

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It is the only app that we use to check into public places to minimise the spread of Covid-19, book a vaccination slot, and also provides helpful info such as daily Covid-19 cases and vaccination rates.

Recently, MySejahtera underwent a system update which now comes with the ‘blue tick verification’ function – a symbol commonly used to verify the authenticity of a public figure, celebrity, or brand on Facebook and Instagram.

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While the new feature would help provide useful information for the authorities, netizens who got the coveted symbol couldn’t help but to show off their “celebrity” status on Twitter.

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‘Am I getting famous?’

Netizen @brgsjks quipped that she was recognised by the app as “mythical glory” and “mysejahterafemes” after contracting Covid-19 twice.

Some also took the opportunity to jokingly promote their business after getting “verified” as a famous person by MySejahtera.

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One wrote, “Can sell frozen curry puff on MySejahtera. Who is interested to buy? Gotta find it yourself cause I am not selling.”

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Another hoped that the app would add filters like Instagram does one day.

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Another asked whether he could make a paid review on MySejahtera.

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Another netizen wrote, “If I’ve never contracted Covid, what’s the verification for? Is it to verify my singleness?”

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Another gushed in excitement over receiving the blue tick and asked whether he was famous now.

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Several grateful netizens also thanked MySejahtera for conferring the recognition after using the app for more than a year.

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On the flip side, one netizen questioned the real purpose of the app’s blue tick feature.

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Did you get the blue tick yet? What do you think about this latest feature? Comment below and let us know!


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Cover Images via MySejahtera

Editor: Sarah Yeoh