One of the World top instant Text Messaging Social network And south africa’s no 1 Social Network, Whatsapp…has just announced that their expiration period will now be for lifetime .
WhatsApp founder Jan Koum announced Monday 18th of january 2016 that the company is dropping the service’s annual subscription fee in an effort to remove the barriers some users faced in using the service.
As before as we all Know , Whatsapp was Charging $0.99Usd a year, but now its totally free, with no need to update it nor subscribe for it.
“We just don’t want people to think at some point their communication to the world will be cut off.” KOUM said.
Until now, WhatsApp has been free for the first year and 99 cents for extra years. It will stop charging subscription fees immediately but it will likely be a few weeks before the payments infrastructure will be completely out of all versions of the app. And, if you were wondering, you won’t be able to get back your buck if you have already paid for this year.
Here’s what WhatsApp is saying about that, according to a company blog post:
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.
We hope you enjoy what’s coming to WhatsApp, and we look forward to more ♥ goodies.