One more feature added to the Jio phone. As finally, the Whatsapp Feature app will be available in the original Jio Phone and Jio Phone 2. Reliance had announced the messenger would be made available at its annual general meeting in July. It had also introduced the new Jio phone 2. Jio claims that its smart cum feature phone is the largest selling phone in India and that in the under Rs 1500 category8 out of 10 devices sold are of reliance Jio phone.
However, the company has not declared the source for this data. Jio phone already has the social media giant application, Facebook, and other apps such as Google Maps. That is designing for KaiOS, the operating system that powers its devices.
This is Whatsapp’s first step in entering the 4G feature phone market, which is important in a market like India where it dominates. Features phones still continue to outsell smartphones in India.
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Consumers will be able to download Jio Whatsapp on both the Jio Phone and the Jio phone 2 by visiting the App Store on September 10 and all the Jio phone mobile handsets will be updated with Whatsapp as planned in a phased manner before September 20.
Vice President of Whatsapp stated that millions of people across India will now be able to use Whatsapp. Private messaging on the best phone across India. He further added that by designing this new app for KaiOS, their hope is to expand the ability for people to communicate with anyone in India and around the world. For Reliance, the addition of the most popular messaging apps in India will make its Jio phone acceptable to more customers.
How to Download the App:-
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Users can go to the Jio app from their original Jio phone. The new Jio phone 2 and hit download on Whatsapp messenger. The app should download on the phone and will be ready to run. After that users have to verify their number on Whatsapp and then the app will be ready to use.
In case users need help installing the software on their Jio phones. The telecom company says it has created a special helpline number ‘1991’ to answer queries on the same.
What Types of Features Can Users Expect?
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The latest version of Whatsapp is redesigning for KaiOS. This is a new version of the app for the Jio phone. Just like on Whatsapp on Android or iOS, users will be able to send photos, videos and of course, share chat messages with their contacts.