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Reliance JioPhone Likely to Get WhatsApp Soon

People can download WhatsApp on both JioPhone and JioPhone 2 by visiting the AppStore.

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WhatsApp on a smartphone device. Pixabay

Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Monday announced it is now available on Reliance JioPhones across India.

WhatsApp has built a new version of its private messaging app for JioPhone, running on KaiOS operating system.

“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 statement.

The new app makes it easy to record and send voice messages with just couple of taps on the keypad.

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WhatsApp on a smartphone device. Pixabay

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.

“We will be providing WhatsApp, the most used chat application in the world, on all JioPhones starting today (Monday). Jio wants to thank the Facebook and WhatsApp team for making this happen,” said Akash Ambani, Director, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.

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WhatsApp is available in the JioPhone AppStore starting September 10 and will be rolled out on all JioPhones by September 20, the company said.

People can download WhatsApp on both JioPhone and JioPhone 2 by visiting the AppStore. (IANS)

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Beta Version of ‘WhatsApp Business’ Now Available For iOS Users

This beta version is available for all the countries, the report added

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"WhatsApp Business" was launched last week in Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Britain and the US. Pixabay

The beta version of “WhatsApp Business” — a free-to-download communication tool specifically designed for small businesses — has been made available for iOS users.

“After the launch of the official WhatsApp Business for Android, which is a compatible version for iOS and a lot of users had asked, today it is finally available in beta,” WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features reported on Friday.

Launched in January 2018, “WhatsApp Business” had only been made available on Android devices until now.

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WhatsApp on a smartphone device. Pixabay

In a tint colour of darker blue, the beta app for iOS includes “Messaging Tools” for businesses like automated greeting and away messages, quick replies and the “Recipients” feature was also set to allow users to choose specific recipients for a particular message.

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Along with the option allowing users to migrate their existing WhatsApp accounts and contacts to a “WhatsApp Business” account, the app also enables users to customise their business profiles and configure business hours with options in the Edit menu.

This beta version is available for all the countries, the report added. (IANS)