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PSA: WhatsApp just dropped subscription fee

Eragorn 712 438 January 18, 2016 at 09:01 AM in Phones (7)
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Last Edited by Eragorn January 18, 2016 at 09:06 AM
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Prepare to save a whole $1 every single year. WhatsApp has announced that it’s dropping its annual subscription fee.

Right now, WhatsApp is free for a year. After that, you’re charged $1 each year for using the service. But Re/code reports from a conference in Munich, Germany, that it’s scrapping the fee. WhatsApp founder Jan Koum reportedly explained at the event that the charging system “really doesn’t work that well.”

WhatsApp apparently has no plans to introduce ads to recoup its lost dollar payments. Instead, it plans to find new ways to connect its users with businesses and organizations, which it’ll be able to make money from. So, you could use the app to speak to your bank, order a taxi, or find out about a flight delay, say.

If that sounds at all familiar, it’s because Facebook—which owns WhatsApp—is doing something very similar with its Messenger app.

WhatsApp will stop charging its subscription fees immediately.
It may not be a ton of savings, but it's nice to not have the hassle of the app not working cause you forgot to pay. WhatsApp isn't terribly popular in the USA, but it's the number one messenger in many around the world.

Source: http://gizmodo.com/whatsapp-is-ax...1753546512
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Frown Now the spammers will start using whatsapp. Frown
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Pretty sure most Whatsapp users did not pay the fee even after 1 year usage.
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Frown Now the spammers will start using whatsapp. Frown
i do agree on that
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