Facebook app will be available on the Jio Appstore for JioPhone users from 14th February

Starting Wednesday, Facebook will be available on JioPhone, a company statement said here adding that the app can be downloaded from the Jio Appstore by all existing and new users.

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Facebook app on JioPhone.

"This new version of 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. This will open up Facebook for potential 50 crore feature phone users in India," the statement said.

The new Facebook app for JioPhone supports push notifications, video, and links to external content. The app is also optimised to successfully accommodate the cursor function on JioPhone, the statement said.

"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," said Akash Ambani, Director, Jio.

"We are excited about our partnership with Jio and the opportunity to provide the best possible Facebook experience for millions of people using JioPhone," said Francisco Varela, Vice President of Mobile Partnerships, Facebook.

"Working with partners like Jio, we want to make sure everyone, everywhere has the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of being connected," he added.


Published Date: Feb 13, 2018 19:38 PM | Updated Date: Feb 13, 2018 20:22 PM