WhatsApp Will Eliminate Annual Fee

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One of the most popular chat application, WhatsApp, finally formally removing a subscription fee of US $ 1 per year. This information is published directly by Jan Koum, Chief Executive WhatsApp some time ago.

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In an occasion in the DLD conference in Bavaria, Koum confirms that the annual registration fee WhatsApp will be removed. This decision and the plan will take effect immediately.

Subscription fee waiver reason this was done because the previous method (subscription fees) was not running well. Through a description of the blog, WhatsApp said there are still many users who do not have a debit or credit card number is also the reason for this change is done.

Therefore, WhatsApp plans to get revenue from the monetization of communication between corporations and individuals. However, given the current already has a parent company WhatsApp, Facebook, earning no longer a top priority.

“Starting this year, we will have tested the tool that allows the user to wear WhatsApp to communicate with the corporation or organization is desirable,” said WhatsApp in a statement through the blog.

Later through this service users can communicate directly with the bank when there is a transaction that indicated a problem, or with airlines when flights are delayed.

This policy change also known to be one way to continue to strengthen WhatsApp markets in developing countries, such as Brazil, Indonesia, and South Africa. The third country is known to have considerable WhatsApp users.