WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned application as from today henceforth will no longer charge customers the annual fee for using Whatsapp because it is now made completely free for use and will no longer attract the annual subscription fee of $1. With Nearly a billion people around the world today rely on WhatsApp to stay in touch with their friends and family. From a new dad in Indonesia sharing photos with his family, to a student in Spain checking in with her friends back home, to a doctor in Brazil keeping in touch with her patients, people rely on WhatsApp to be fast, simple and reliable.
In Other News:
- WhatsApp “Pin Chat” Feature To Save You The Stress Of Scrolling
- How to Monitor Your Android Phone’s Battery Health
- Gameloft Holds Modern Combat Versus Tournament with Honor and ESL Support
- 5G smartphones will be available in late 2019
- CES 2018: Does Spartan underwear protect men from the radiation of smartphones?
- How to Screenshot a long conversation in WhatsApp (or any other app)
That’s why we’re happy to announce that WhatsApp will no longer charge subscription fees. For many years, we’ve asked some people to pay a fee for using WhatsApp after their first year. As we’ve grown, we’ve found that this approach hasn’t worked well. Many WhatsApp users don’t have a debit or credit card number and they worried they’d lose access to their friends and family after their first year. So over the next several weeks, we’ll remove fees from the different versions of our app and WhatsApp will no longer charge you for our service.
Naturally, people might wonder how we plan to keep WhatsApp running without subscription fees and if today’s announcement means we’re introducing third-party ads. The answer is no. Starting this year, we will test tools that allow you to use WhatsApp to communicate with businesses and organizations that you want to hear from. That could mean communicating with your bank about whether a recent transaction was fraudulent, or with an airline about a delayed flight. We all get these messages elsewhere today – through text messages and phone calls – so we want to test new tools to make this easier to do on WhatsApp, while still giving you an experience without third-party ads and spam.