All Jio Phone users will receive YouTube and WhatsApp on their platform. Reliance Industries Limited announced it on 41st Annual General Meeting. Some users will get WhatsApp while the rest will have to wait for some time. All users will not get WhatsApp instantly.
There is no official timeline given on this. Moreover, Reliance Jio is all set to add the Jio Phone 2. Jio Phone is continuing its domination in the market. Reliance Jio Directors Akash and Isha Ambani demonstrated at the AGM last month. You will be able to use WhatsApp and YouTube with your voice command and text. The experience on both the apps is similar to what you can get on Android or iOS device.
Jio Phone already has a base of over 25 million users. The company’s goal is to reach 100 million. Google has introduced the Google Assistant for Jio Phone. Facebook has also introduced a dedicated app for Jio Phone in February.
There will be some limitations in Jio Phone. For example –
You won’t be able to download videos on YouTube to watch them offline. You can’t make a voice call or video call using WhatsApp. You can’t make payments using WhatsApp.
You can get YouTube app on Jio Store. If WhatsApp is available then it will appear in the app store as well. WhatsApp will not appear on everyone’s Jio Store. During the 41st Annual General Meeting, Mukesh Ambani mentioned that –
“With the added functionalities, our widened network reach across India and strong retail presence across India, that goal that I have now set for our jio team is to enable 100 million users on this Jio Phone platform in the shortest possible time.”
Some of the users have to wait for WhatsApp. WhatsApp roll out will happen in batches.