WhatsApp, the hugely popular cross-platform instant messaging app that lets you message other users for free over the internet, is starting to charge an annual fee for its service.
It will now cost $0.99 per year for you to be able to message your friends on WhatsApp. However, both new and current users will get the first year for free. The update applies to all versions of the app, including both Android and iPhone.
Mobile messaging applications like WhatsApp and Viber have exploded alongside the increased adaptation of smartphones, and have virtually replaced SMS as the preferred form of messaging between mobiles. WhatsApp currently boats some 250 million active users.
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