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Reliance JioPages made in India browser app gets updated with Google Search alternative and more

You also get eased out navigation with exit buttons.

| Updated on: Nov 25 2020, 13:41 IST
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Reliance Jio recently took on the mobile browser industry with its own JioPages app. This is the company's potential rival to Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and others. A bunch of features were talked about the browser at the time of the launch. However, not all of them were available when it rolled out to the masses. Some of them are rolling out now as a part of the JioPages update.

The first is the inclusion of Duck Duck Go search engine. This means now you can select Duck Duck Go Search Engine as a default. It is said to be more secure since it does not log user information and uses cookies only when required. You can select this search engine by navigating to the bottom right hamburger icon > Settings > Quick settings> Select search engine.

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The second feature included in the update is ‘Short Videos'. This means that JioPages users can now watch short videos which have a duration of upto 30 seconds. This will be available in a dedicated section and will be from various categories including entertainment, tech, lifestyle, travel and more. To video, you can head to the bottom bar, Explore section > Scroll to short videos reel > View more.

Finally, you get eased out navigation with exit buttons. So, with Exit button you will be able to quickly exit from app. Navigation buttons will help you move back & forth inside JioPages.

JioPages is built on Chromium Blink engine and promises to deliver “enhanced browsing experience through faster engine migration, best-in-class webpage rendering, faster page loads, efficient media streaming, Emoji domain support and encrypted connection.” The firm is also marketing it as the made-in-India browser. 

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First Published Date: 25 Nov, 13:41 IST