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Take it as a New Year gift. Prepare to save a whole $1 every single year. WhatsApp has announced that it’s dropping its annual subscription fee.
At present, WhatsApp is free for a year. After that, you’re charged $1 each year for using the service. But reports say that it’s scrapping the fee. WhatsApp founder Jan Koum reportedly explained that the charging system really doesn’t work that well.
WhatsApp apparently has no plans to introduce ads to recoup its lost dollar payments. Instead, it plans to find new ways to connect its users with businesses and organizations, which it’ll be able to make money from. So, you could use the app to speak to your bank, order a taxi, or find out about a flight delay.