JioPhone and JioPhone 2 will now have WhatsApp starting 20 September. WhatsApp has developed a native app for JioPhone, which runs KaiOS, a feature phone OS. Reliance had said in July that a software update would enable native apps for WhatsApp, YouTube and Facebook on its phones. A native Facebook app was rolled out on the JioPhone in February. The WhatsApp app will have the ability to exchange photos and videos, text and voice messages. The company has said that all data exchanged on WhatsApp will be end-to-end encrypted, the same as it is for smartphone users of WhatsApp. WhatsApp claims to have 200 million monthly active users in India; while Jio claims to have sold 25 million JioPhone handsets. In its AGM in July, Reliance also announced the JioPhone 2 at an introductory price of Rs 2999. JioPhone in India The JioPhone was launched…
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