Zuckerberg stated that a big part of the partnership with Jio will be to wire up and get thousands of small businesses across India on-boarded onto WhatsApp, to do commerce in the country
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said the tech giant will expand and replicate the Jio-WhatsApp partnership model in India to other nations.
Talking to analysts during an earnings call about Facebook's second-quarter results on Thursday, Zuckerberg said that the company will expand commerce on WhatsApp to more customers in India following its partnership with Reliance Industries' digital venture Jio Platforms, and subsequently take this solution to other nations as well.
He stated that "a big part of the partnership" with Jio "will be to wire up and get thousands of small businesses across India on-boarded onto WhatsApp, to do commerce there". He added that "once we prove that out with Jio in India, we are planning on expanding it to more folks in India and to other countries as well".