Few weeks ago, Jio mobile phones were rumored to run Whatsapp and Youtube apps, and they will arrive with all the virtual features available to Android phones, anyways, here is how to download Whatsapp on Jio phones.

Whatsapp was meant to arrive on KaiOS-based Jio Phone on August 15 but by September 20, it’ll be available for all Jio phones users. Whatsapp earlier mentioned that it’ll be similar to Android version.

The features includes end-to-end encryption, record and send voice messages, users can also hold conversations in groups. Meanwhile, some important features are missing also, like Whatsapp Pay, voice and video calls.

However, this isn’t the first time Androids app / features will be coming to Jio Phones running on Firefox OS-powered KaiOS, others includes: Facebook app specially for Jio phones, Google special assistance and Google Maps for Jio phones.

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How to download Whatsapp for Jio Phones

To download WhatsApp on your Jio Phone:

1. Go to JioStore from the menu and
2. Search for WhatsApp
3. Tap on Install option
4. Installation will begin immediately.

Note: Before you continue, ensure that your Jio Phone is running the latest software and you need to verify your phone number to get started.

While downloading and installing, you might discover little buds that may stop the downloading process or whatsoever. Whatsapp and Jio are partnering to eradicate that particular issue.

In summarizing, people using the Jio Phone and Jio Phone 2 handsets can download Whatsapp by visiting the JioStore. India is Whatsapp biggest market share, with over 200million monthly active users that is reason why Whatsapp is coming to India’s affordable feature phone.

“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, in a press statement while announcing the release.

“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 Jio Phone users.”

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