Good news for all WhatsApp users. WhatsApp will no longer charge subscription fees to users. In a simple blog post, they announced this amazing news, and also assured that they will continue to be ad-free. And from this year, they will be introducing tools for you to connect with businesses.
If you look around, I am sure that many of your friends are on WhatsApp. It is amazing that what started as a simple messaging service has evolved so much over the few years that it becomes part of our lifestyle. Many of us are using WhatsApp to connect to one another in different parts of the world. With its call feature, it makes this app almost indispensable.
Here is an excerpt of the blog post:
..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.