Reliance JioPages version 2.0.1 brings DuckDuckGo search engine support and short videos

On: November 25, 2020

Reliance JioPages has received a big new update that brings new features. To recall, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance had revamped its made-in-India JioBrowser to JioPages. Now, the company has released version 2.0.1 of JioPages with ability to change search engine provider among other features.

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Reliance says that JioPages is built on the powerful Chromium Blink engine providing enhanced browsing experience through faster engine migration, faster page loads, efficient media streaming, emoji domain support and encrypted connection.

Reliance has also introduced new features on JioPages. The revamped version of the web browser is said to be conceptualised and designed entirely in India. It is already available for download on Android smartphones from Google Play Store. 

Reliance JioPages: top features

JioBrowser is now revamped as JioPages

JioPages now supports eight Indian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Bengali. Users can select the app language and also set up their regional preferences from different states. Apart from the default search engine i.e. Google, there is an option to choose other search engines including Bing, Yahoo, Duck Duck Go and MSN on the home screen. Users can also pin their favourite websites for quick and easy access.

JioPages offers colourful background themes along with support for dark mode for eye-friendly viewing experience. There is also a personalised content feed based on the user’s region, language and topic settings. The web browser will send notifications on topics that are either important or of interest to the user. The JioPages also comes with Informative Cards feature that displays short information about stock markets, commodity prices, and cricket scores. 

With JioPages, users have the option to set up a four-digit PIN or fingerprint to access the incognito mode. The web browser comes with built-in AdBlocker that blocks unsolicited ads and popups to provide a seamless user experience. Lastly, the JioPages comes with an advanced download manager that automatically sorts downloads according to the file type i.e. images, videos, document or pages.

Reliance JioPages version 2.0.1 features

Reliance JioPages

JioPages version 2.0.1 brings support for DuckDuckGo search engine, short videos and updated navigation buttons

The big new feature coming to JioPages with the new release is the ability to change the search engine. With version 2.0.1, JioPages users will be able to select DuckDuckGo as the default search engine. DuckDuckGo is a popular search engine that puts privacy of users at the forefront.

With DuckDuckGo set as default search engine, JioPages users can be assured that their information is not being logged and cookies are not being used at all times. JioPages users can select DuckDuckGo by heading to the bottom right hamburger icon and clicking on Settings. From there, click on Quick Settings and select search engine.

With this new release, JioPages users can now watch short videos of duration upto 30 seconds. The telecom operator has added a dedicated section for short videos. In order to view these short videos, head to the bottom bar then Explore section then scroll to the short videos reel and tap on view more.

JioPages is also changing the user navigation option with this new release. There is now a new exit button which can be used to quickly exit from the app. There are also two navigation buttons represented by “<>” icons on the bottom left. With these updated navigation icons, Reliance notes that users will be able to easily navigate the application with this new release.

Viraj Gawde

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