After Facebook, Reliance JioPhone gets WhatsApp; how to download, install

WhatsApp for JioPhone
WhatsApp 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 Maps.

"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.

WhatsApp for JioPhone 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 for JioPhone registers through mobile number verification process.

Here is how to download and install WhatsApp in JioPhone:

Step 1: Update phone software to latest version

Step 2: Go to app store and search WhatsApp

Step 3: Download the app

Step 4: Open the app and wait for it to connect with WhatsApp servers

Step 5: Enter your mobile number for OTP verification code

Step 6: Verify the OTP to set-up the app

Step 7: Enter your name and click on continue to use the app