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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

How to Download & Install WhatsApp on Jio Phone & JioPhone 2

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At the AGM meeting in July this year, Reliance Jio has finally announced the WhatsApp support for JioPhone and JioPhone 2. Finally, after many delays, the KaiOS-based WhatsApp app is now available to download on both the JioPhones. WhatsApp is already available on all the popular mobile operating systems and now KaiOS also joins the list. Since the Nokia 8810 slider phone (a.k.a Banana Phone) also runs on KaiOS, it should be getting the WhatsApp support in the coming days.

WhatsApp is available for JioPhone across India after successful completion of the trials. WhatsApp has also built a new version of its private messaging app for JioPhone, running the Jio-KaiOS, to give people a simple, reliable, and secure way to communicate with friends and family. “The new app offers the best of WhatsApp including fast and reliable messaging and the ability to send photos and videos — all end-to-end encrypted. It’s also easy to record and send voice messages with just a couple taps on the keypad. To get started, JioPhone users only need to verify their phone number and then they can begin chatting with other WhatsApp users one-on-one or in groups,” Reliance Jio said in a statement.

Talking about WhatsApp for JioPhones, the app will be available on Jio Appstore starting on September 10th. As of now, only a few devices will be getting the WhatsApp app and the complete rollout by September 20th. Just like the WhatsApp on Android and iOS, the KaiOS version is also end-to-end encrypted. Users can easily share photos and videos using the keypad. The app also supports sending voice messages along with text messages. We can expect to see more features through future OTA updates. 

How to Download and Install Whatsapp on JioPhone:
  • Open ‘Jio AppStore’ on your JioPhone and search for WhatsApp.
  • Press the side button to go to the ‘Social’ section.
  • Now, press down button until you see WhatsApp (its 4th in the list)
  • Select ‘OK’ by pressing JioVoice button
  • Once again, press the same button to install
  • After it is successfully installed, press the same button to open.
In case users need help regarding how to install the software on their JioPhones while facing any issue, the telecom company says it has created a special helpline number ‘1991’ to answer queries on the same.

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