Jio Chat, an instant messaging app from Reliance Jio Infocomm, is available across 9 countries such as Canada, the United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK), United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa, Singapore, Australia, China and India.
Earlier, Jio Chat achieved one million subscriber base just after the launch. This was achieved without promoting in a big way.
Jio Chat is currently available on Apple iOS and Google Playstore over any data network.
Jio Chat offers HD quality video and audio conferencing along with group chats, rich text features like file sharing, photo / video sharing, stickers, emoticons, doodles, media share, location share, status share and more. It offers news channels.
Reliance Jio Infocomm will be launching its 4G services in the second quarter of 2016. The success of Reliance 4G will boost the demand for its messaging app.
Has Jio Chat achieved significant response?
Reliance Infocomm’s Jio Chat does not share its achievements. Jio Chat is the first consumer product to land among the Indian consumers from the Reliance Jio Infocomm stable.
The locally grown hike messenger is funded by Kavin Bharti Mittal, the son of Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Mittal.
Early this week, hike messenger announced that its users are exchanging over 1 billion messages per day, amounting to over 30 billion messages per month.
Recently, the company launched hike4.0 that features automatic sticker suggestions, hike direct, which allows users to chat and share files without the Internet, 500 member group chat with multi-admins, free group calling with up to 100 people, news in English and Hindi, coupons from over 100 brands and special photo filters and doodles.
The company is offering the free and upgraded version of hike for Android consumers on the Google Play store and for Apple consumers on the iOS App store.
Launched in December 2012, Hike messenger crossed 70 million users in October this year, making it the second largest messaging app in India. A user spends over 140 minutes per week on hike messenger.