Reliance Jio always finds a way to be in the media and publicity. A few days ago, Reliance Jio launched its latest Video-Conferencing App- Jio Meet, which gets so much controversy as its design was similar to the popular video conferencing app Zoom. And just when things were about to settle, Jio again surprised us with its messaging app- Jio Chat’s redesign interface which is like a copy of Whatsapp- famous messaging app. While there is lots of debate going on Reliance Jio Chat App vs Whatsapp and which one is a better messaging app, here is the detail description of their features which will help you decide which one you should use.
JioChat Design- Replica/Copy of Whatsapp
Talking about the latest design/interface of the Jio Chat App, it is a replica, or you can say a copy of Whatsapp messenger. It seems like Reliance Jio doesn’t want to spend more on designing or maybe after investing in Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg allowed Reliance Jio to copy Whatsapp Interface. Whatever be the reason, the latest interface/design of JioChat app is neat, simple and easy to use.
Jio Chat App vs Whatsapp Messenger- Which one is better? [Features, Specifications, Similarities & Differences]
Leaving their interface aside, let’s see whether Jio Chat app and Whatsapp Messenger has something common in their features or which one has better features to offer you.
Similarities & Differences in Features of Jio Chat App vs Whatsapp
1. Free Normal Messaging
Both Jio Chat app and Whatsapp allow the users to send unlimited free messages. All you have to do is to download the app from the app store, sign in with your number and connect your data/wifi. Then you will be able to use its normal messaging feature that lets you send messages even when you are offline (message gets delivered once you connect to the internet).
2. Group or Normal Video Calling
Both JioChat app and Whatsapp Messenger, allow its users to make normal or group video calls within their apps. While in Jio Chat you can maximum add five persons in a group video call, Whatsapp’s latest feature allows you to add a maximum of eight persons in a group video call.
Conference Rooms in Jio Chat App:
The app lets you make conference rooms for group video calls in HD quality. The conference rooms stays within the app even after the video call, so that you can use them again to make video call with the same people.
3. Free Voice Calls
Both apps allow you to make unlimited voice calls to your loved ones, colleagues and friends.
4. Group Chat Feature
While Whatsapp messenger allows you to make a group with a maximum of 250 people, Jio Chat allows you to add up to 500 people in a group chat.
5. Images and File Sharing
Whatsapp messenger let users share photos, videos, documents, contacts, mp3 audios, etc., with a maximum file size of 16 MB. But Jio Chat allows you to share images, videos or other files of up to 100 MB, which is one of the significant features of Jio Chat app.
6. Stickers, GIFs & Emojis
Both apps allow users to send emojis, GIFs or fun stickers in their chat. But along with that, Jio Chat let you edit the photos by doodling them within the app. It also allows you to open a whiteboard in a chat to create a doodle in the chat which Whatsapp doesn’t provide.
7. Voice Note Feature
Both Whatsapp and JioChat app allow you to send voice notes in the chat by pressing the microphone icon on the right side to record it.
8. Follow Brand Channels
Jio Chat has a unique feature in its app, which allows you to follow your favourite brand channels on the app and see their bite-sized video stories. Team of JioChat app categorize the content in various categories like Entertainment, News, Movies, etc. so that you can choose and follow accordingly. On the other side, Whatsapp messenger doesn’t have such a feature in its app, but it allows users to share their stories on Whatsapp status.
9. Do Not Disturb Feature
In Jio Chat app, there is another useful feature “Do Not Disturb” in settings. This feature is off by default in the app, but when you turn on, it allows you to select a period during which you want to put all alerts on a silent mode. The app will not send any alerts/notifications during that period every day.
10. Regional Languages
Both the apps are available in the major Regional Languages like Hindi, Tamil, English, Gujarati, Punjabi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, etc.
11. Location Sharing Feature
Both Jio Chat app and Whatsapp have the option of sharing location with people on the app.
12. Free SMS
Jio Chat allows you to send free SMS (up to 100 SMS per month) to send via app to those who are not on the app but in your contact list. Whatsapp messenger doesn’t have this feature as of now.
Jio Chat App Download on Android and iOS
Jiochat App is available to download on Android and iOS on the app store. The app is available on Google Play Store to download on Android and on Apple store for iOS.
Whatsapp Messenger Download on Android and iOS
Whatsapp messenger is available to download on Android and iOS on the app store. The app is available on Google Play Store to download on Android and on Apple store for iOS.
Wrapping Up Jio Chat App vs Whatsapp!
So this was the detail description of the similar and different features in JioChat App vs Whatsapp Messenger. While JioChat looks like a copy of Whatsapp messenger, some of the features are advanced and only available in Jio Chat app. You can choose which app is better among Jio Chat and Whatsapp according to your needs and these features. I hope this article helps you to provide the information you was looking for. If you have any queries regarding JioChat app or Whatsapp features, you can share it with us in comments!