Facebook brings WhatsApp to millions of KaiOS feature phones

KaiOS is a leading feature phone OS that powers more than 100 million devices, in over 100 countries. KaiOS has now partnered with Facebook to bring WhatsApp app for KaiOS devices. KaiOS devices with both 512MB and 256MB RAM can download WhatsApp app from the KaiStore. From Q3 2019, feature phones powered by KaiOS will have WhatsApp app preinstalled.

“We’re thrilled to bring WhatsApp to the KaiOS platform and extend such an important means of communication to a brand new demographic,” said Sebastien Codeville, CEO of KaiOS Technologies. “We strive to make the internet and digital services accessible for everyone and offering WhatsApp on affordable smart feature phones is a giant leap towards this goal. We can’t wait to see the next billion users connect in meaningful ways with their loved ones, communities, and others across the globe.”

“KaiOS has been a critical partner in helping us bring private messaging to smart feature phones around the world. Providing WhatsApp on KaiOS helps bridge the digital gap to connect friends and family in a simple, reliable and secure way.” said Matt Idema, COO of WhatsApp.

Source: KaiOS

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