WhatsApp drops initial fee for iOS users

Wednesday 17 July 2013 | 14:02 CET | News
WhatsApp has stopped charging an initial fee for its iOS app. The version of the messaging app for Apple users is now free the first year, the same as for Android and other platforms, rather than costing USD 0.99 upfront. All customers pay USD 0.99 per year after the first year, except for existing iOS users, who will not pay any additional fees. In the latest upgrade of the iOS app, WhatsApp is also allowing users to back-up their message history to iCloud, Apple's online storage service. In addition, the company released tools for developers to integrate with WhatsApp in their own iOS apps.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / WhatsApp
Countries: World
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