Finally, Whatsapp is full of money as they have dropped the annual membership charge of $1. WhatsApp founder Jan Koum announced Monday that they are removing the annual membership for forever from the chat client.
WhatsApp asked some users to pay an annual fee for using the app after the first year of use – though as many of us have experienced, most users were not asked to pay after a year, and instead were given extensions each year. Well, here’s what company said in a blogpost:
“Nearly a billion people around the world today rely on WhatsApp to stay in touch with their friends and family,” the company said in a blog post announcing its decision to subscription-free on all platforms. ”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.”
The charge will be dropped immediately but will be visible in some upcoming updates.
Additionally, Google is coming with their own social chat app to compete Whatsapp, Messenger, etc.