WhatsApp for JioPhone, KaiOS is now available for download

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New Delhi : Good news! WhatsApp, the popular messaging app is now available for download in JioPhone and JioPhone 2. It is probably the first time that WhatsApp will work on non-touch mobile device. 

According to official source, WhatsApp service has been rolled out for JioPhone devices across India. According to the company, this new app for KaiOS will “give people a simple, reliable, and secure way to communicate with friends and family.”

With this instant messaging service, JioPhone users will be able to enjoy similar features of WhatsApp which includes fast and reliable messaging, and send multimedia content such as photos and videos. Users can easily record and send voice messages with a few finger clicks. The process to get started with WhatsApp for JioPhone is the same as other platforms. You need to verify your phone number, and once WhatsApp is able to authenticate you as the user, you can message your friends and contacts one-on-one or in groups.

In order to install WhatsApp on your JioPhone, users need to visit the JioPhone AppStore. The service is starting from September 11. All JioPhones will get to experience the app by September 20, 2018, according to WhatsApp.

“Millions of people across India can now use WhatsApp private messaging on the best-in-class JioPhone across India,” said Chris Daniels, Vice President, WhatsApp. He added, “By designing this new app for KaiOS, we hope to expand the ability for people to communicate with anyone in India and around the world by offering the best messaging experience possible to JioPhone users.”

Akash Ambani, Director, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, said, “During this movement of connecting the unconnected, many partners came forward to strengthen the cause. One such partner who has really stood by us from the beginning is Facebook and its ecosystem. The result of one such partnership is out for the world to see today. We will be providing WhatsApp, the most used chat application in the world, on all JioPhones starting today. Jio wants to thank the Facebook and WhatsApp team for making this happen.”