Jiophone WhatsApp Feature: The Reliance JioPhone is most popular as 4G feature phone priced at just Rs. 1,500. The JioPhone comes preloaded with the Jio suite of apps that include JioMusic, JioCinema, HelloJio, JioGames, JioTv, JioShare, JioVideocall, and JioXpress (for news). However, it runs only limited apps as the apps should be compatible on the KaiOS platform.
The latest update unveils users may get JioPhone WhatsApp download sooner than expected. Considering the fact that Jio Phone runs on KaiOS, it does not offer WhatsApp support. Yet, the company has been spotted working on a KaiOS version of the app, which will bring the WhatsApp feature for JioPhone users. Linux based KaiOS liter version operating system is now set to launch to full-fledged operating systems like Android and iOS.
WhatsApp on Jio Phone
WhatsApp Working on KaiOS Support: According to WaBetaInfo (@wabetainfo), a Twitter account that tracks changes in WhatsApp’s beta builds, the company is working on developing an app for the KaiOS. This means that JioPhone users will soon be able to use WhatsApp on their device.
In an official blog post WaBetaInfo wrote, “Important references about the development of a new native KaiOS app had been found in the latest WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone 2.18.38, indicating the presence of a new platform that can be connected to WhatsApp servers.”
Reliance Jio’s 4G VoLTE-enabled Jio Phone had been launched with some smart features back in 2017. But, users are disappointed as feature phone does not offer WhatsApp support. The apparent demand for WhatsApp in Jio Phone has made the company consider launching in it. California-based startup Browserling has discovered the app could be used to operate WhatsApp on the 4G feature phone.
Jio Phone Whatsapp Download Soon on KaiOS Support:
The Jio Phone runs on 4G VoLTE network and hosts a slew of pre-installed apps like JioTV, JioMusic and JioCinema. The device offers support for 24 Indian languages and voice commands.
Earlier, Reliance Jio announced the rollout of Facebook app for JioPhone users. The Facebook app on Jio Phone supports video, push notifications, and links to external content. Moreover, the app is optimized to accommodate the cursor function on JioPhone.
Recent reports unveil WhatsApp features have been spotted, and the latest KaiOS beta brings WhatsApp for Windows Phone version (2.18.38). Yet, there is no official announcement about the Jio Phone Whatsapp Download availability.
However, “WhatsApp has still not officially launched on the Jiophone“. Hopefully, JioPhone experience will become more customer-friendly with WhatsApp Feature.
Notably, the popular app’s roll out on KaiOS indicates that it thinks of it as a promising technology.
However, since last year it was being speculated that the company is in talks with WhatsApp and will try developing a separate app for the JioPhone. It seems that this will soon become a reality.
Steps to Install Whatsapp in JioPhone:
- Switch on your JioPhone and enable its internet.
- Open default internet browser and visit browserling website
- Enter URL: web.whatsapp.com
- Select windows version (7/8) and choose the chrome browser.
- Click on ‘test now’ button.
- A QR code will be obtained on the screen.
- Take a smartphone on which WhatsApp is installed. Open it and click on ‘whatsapp web’ option.
- As soon as you select that option, camera will turn on. Now scan the QR code which is there on JioPhone’s screen.
- Now your same WhatsApp account (the one which is installed on a smartphone) will open on Jiophone.
Note: You can use above method only for existing WhatsApp running on other smartphones that you own.
KaiOS Technologies has partnered with other technology giants like Facebook, Twitter, and Google. On the other hand, Jio Phone already has a special edition of the Google Assistant.
I think this article will give you the complete details regarding JioPhone WhatsApp Feature.