Reliance Jio’s Money app is not popular as Paytm or Freecharge in India, but now Reliance has planned to introduced new Payment feature for one of its chat app called Jio Chat app.
Jio is now letting all its users pay money via the JioChat app with one click. The feature is available to Jio as well as not–Jio users on Android and iOS in India. This person-to-person (P2P) payment option works well and the feature Jio Money has been integrated into Jio Chat app.
Users will have to create their own account in JioMoney and link it with JioChat. You’ll have to use the same mobile number to register on both the apps.
JioMoney is not the only one that lets you make payments from a chat app. Nowadays digital payments are getting a big boost in this year’s Union Budget and it hardly comes as a surprise that more telcos are keen on switching to the chat and pay option.
Freecharge and HDFC already let users pay via WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger respectively, and you also have ICICI Bank tie up with Walnut for similar P2P payment option for its consumers.
With over 80 million users on its network as of 31 December 2016, Reliance Jio has planned to reach the 100 million mark very soon.
Here’s how the Chat and Pay option works for Jio Chat App:
- Link JioMoney to JioChat account via OTP
- Click on the Rupee icon on the chat window to check balance
- Enter the amount to pay
- Send money like a regular SMS message
Jio chat features:
Let’s see some Jio chat features also in this article.
An efficient way to stay connected
Experience higher efficiency in your day to day communication. Experience enhanced messaging, high-quality voice & video conferencing.
Seamless audio/video conference calls
Connect with up to 5 users at a time with JioChat through audio/video conference calls.
Media rich experience
Personalize your chat. Chat one-to-one or in groups with unique and topical emoticons, stickers, pictures and share videos for a media rich experience.
Interact with branded channels over chat interface. Send your query and get an immediate reply. Stay updated with latest promotions and customized offers from various channels.
Explore what’s happening in the world
Exciting video stories from top media partners, specially curated for JioChat users. Short vertical video stories for a rich, full-screen natural viewing experience.
Smart App, Smart Features
- Share files of any format, up to 100MB.
- Fun Stickers-Over 1000+ fun stickers representing diverse flavors of India.
- Group Chat-Create a group of up to 500 members.
- Voice & Video Conference-Connect with up to 5 friends through audio/video conference.
- Share Doodle-Show your creativity by making fun doodles.
- Multi Language-Now available in major Indian languages.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I start using JioChat?
You can download JioChat from the respective app stores in your iPhone and Android phones.
On which devices can I use JioChat?
JioChat works on any Android Smartphone with an Operating System (OS) version 2.3 and above, and also on all Apple Smartphones with an iOS version 6.0 and above.
How do I register with JioChat?
After downloading JioChat, please enter your mobile number on the sign-up page. A 4-digit One Time Password (OTP) will be sent as an SMS on the entered number. Once you enter the password to verify the mobile number, JioChat guides you through setting up your personal profile.
How can I identify which of my existing contacts are already on JioChat?
Contacts already using JioChat can be identified by the JioChat icon next to their names on the ‘Contacts’ screen. You can also filter your contacts and view only those who have JioChat by clicking on the dropdown available on the top of the ‘Contacts’ screen, which has two options.
How do I chat with my friends on JioChat?
You can start chatting with other JioChat users through the following steps:1.Please click the user’s name under the ‘Contacts’ tab to get a list of actions that can be taken with respect to that contact.2.Click the left most icon (chat icon) and a message input screen will open.
How can I start using the audio calling facility of JioChat?
To call a contact, click on the profile picture of the contact and press Call icon.Alternatively, click on the contact and select ‘Call’ icon in the horizontal drop-down menu.In case you are in a chat session with a friend and want to make an audio call.
How can I start using video calls through JioChat?
To make a video call to a contact, click on the profile picture of the contact and press Video Call icon.You can also click on the contact and select Video Call icon in the horizontal drop-down menu.In case you are in a chat session with a friend and want to make a video call.