Here is a good news if you are a whatsapp user. Earlier WhatsApp was free for just one year and after that time period , the user had to pay Rs.55 per year . But now , WhatsApp has gone completely free. Yes , you read right !! Now users can use WhatsApp free for lifetime.
WhatsApp has announced this news on their official blog. So , from now there is no subscription fee for using WhatsApp and the app has been updated to remove such option.
The blog post says :-
“Nearly a billion people around the world today rely on our software 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 the software to be fast, simple and reliable.
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 the software after their first year. As we’ve grown, we’ve found that this approach hasn’t worked well. Many 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 it 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 the software 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.”