Jio has finally given the much-awaited feature to its JioPhone user-support for Facebook app. JioPhone aka India’s ‘smart’ feature phone now officially supports Facebook app. The company made the announcement on Tuesday via press statement.
JioPhone users can now use Facebook app on their Jio feature phone. Jio has built a special version of Facebook app that run on Kai OS. The company states that this will take Facebook to almost potential 50 Crore feature phone users in India.
Facebook app’s size on an average is 60MB Facebook Lite which is the skimmed version of Facebook takes less than 1Mb space. The new FB app on JioPhone is also similar to the FB lite. Jio says that the new FB app is optimised in a way that it can run smoothly on JioPhone, fit in the small screen of the phone, and also accommodate the cursor that you see in JioPhone.
” 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,” Akash Ambani, director, of Reliance Jio said in a press statement.
The Facebook app for JioPhone also supports key features of the app like push notifications, video playback and also opening external links. JioPhone users can download the app from JioStore and it is available for new and existing JioPhone users. Here’s how to install Facebook app on JioPhone:
— Go to JioStore in your JioPhone.
— Now select Social.
— Click on the Facebook app.
— Install it and you are good to go.
JioPhone is a smart feature phone launched by Reliance Jio last year. The phone offers free VoLTE services and can be bundled with cheap plans like Rs 49 calling plan or Rs 153 data & voice call plan. The phone runs on Kai OS which is a forked version of Firefox OS. The phone comes with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage.
The company has said that it is working on to bring both Facebook and WhatsApp on the JioPhone. With Facebook app already here, we can expect Whatsapp also to come soon to Jio Phone.