JioPhone users finally get Facebook app


Reliance Jio unveiled JioPhone, the company’s first VoLTE feature phone back in July and started pre-bookings in August. It comes pre-loaded with JioTV, JioMusic and few other apps and recently got support for Google Assistant. Today the company has announced that Facebook app will be available for the phone through the app store starting from tomorrow, February 14th.

It also said that the app is built specially for Jio KaiOS, a web based operating system designed for JioPhone, so that its users get the best experience of Facebook.

“The app will offer a comprehensive Facebook experience, allowing people to connect with the people who matter most. It supports push notifications, video, and links to external content. The app is also optimized to successfully accommodate the cursor function on JioPhone and delivers a best-in-class performance for Facebook’s most popular features, such as News Feed and Photos,” added Jio.

KAI OS has support for 22 major Indian languages and also has support for voice commands to call someone, reject a call, browse internet, open apps and more.

Commenting on the same, Akash Ambani, Director, Jio, said:

JioPhone is the world’s most affordable smartphone built with transformational technology especially for Indians to migrate from a feature phone to a smartphone. As promised, JioPhone will be home to the world’s leading applications, starting with Facebook. Jio, the world’s largest mobile data network, is built to empower every Indian with the power of data and JioPhone is an integral part of this Jio movement.

Francisco Varela, Vice President of Mobile Partnerships, Facebook, said:

We are excited about our partnership with Jio and the opportunity to provide the best possible Facebook experience for millions of people using JioPhone. Working with partners like Jio, we want to make sure everyone, everywhere has the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of being connected.


Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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