WhatsApp for JioPhone
on September 10 announced that the instant-messaging app is now available on KaiOS-based Reliance JioPhone.
The app support for the phone was announced at the Reliance Industries 41st Annual General Meeting, where the company also launched the JioPhone
2. Recently, the JioPhone
was also updated to support Google
apps such as YouTube and Google
"Millions of people across India can now use WhatsApp
private messaging on the best-in-class JioPhone
across India. 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," said Chris Daniels, Vice President, WhatsApp
in a statement.
is designed from scratch to provide simple, reliable and end-to-end encrypted mode of communication. Apart from regular instant messaging features, the app also supports photos, videos sharing and voice recording and sharing feature. Like a full-fledged app version available for Google
Android and iOS devices, the WhatsApp
registers through mobile number verification process.
“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,” said Mukesh Ambani, Director, Reliance Jio
Infocomm Limited in a statement.
Here is how to download and install WhatsApp in JioPhone:
Step 1: Update phone software to latest version
Go to app store and search WhatsApp
Open the app and wait for it to connect with WhatsApp
Enter your mobile number for OTP verification code
Verify the OTP to set-up the app
Enter your name and click on continue to use the app