WhatsApp drops annual fee

Monday 18 January 2016 | 14:06 CET | News
WhatsApp announced it will stop charging users an annual fee to access the messaging app. Registered users were previously asked to pay EUR 1/USD 1 for the app each year, although this was often waived in promotional offers. Jan Koum, co-founder of WahtsApp, made the announcement at the Digital-Life-Design Conference in Munich. In a blog posting, the company said many users do not have the required credit card to pay the fee online, making it difficult to collect the fee. WhatsApp said it does not plan to introduce advertising in order to finance its service going forward. Instead it will

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