Whatsapp messenger used to give you a free trial for a year, then you would have to pay $0.99(£0.69) a year for a subscription. However, the folks at Whatsapp have decided to make Whatsapp Messenger completely free as per their official blog post. They have dropped the subscription fee altogether. You will be able to send each other messages, pictures and more without the need to pay the annual subscription. This also might cause some alarm as to whether or not this will mean adverts showing up however, this will mean this will not be the case either.
Whatsapp messenger has quickly become a popular way to send messages to other people. I am a user myself and apart from Facebook’s messenger it’s my go-to messaging soltuion. Personally, I think that this is a huge win for Whatsapp users. It means that a lot more people will be inclined to start using whatsapp over another app such as Viber. Don’t get me wrong, this is genuinely great news, but running the servers required for a messaging platform, paying their staff costs money. On top of that they mentioned that there will be no ads. As such, they will have to get that money from somewhere, so it will be interesting to see how they go about doing that.
Do you like using Whatsapp Messenger? If not, what is your favourite messaging app? Let me know in the comments.