Over the next few weeks, the popular chat app will become totally free.
WhatsApp, the $19 billion dollar messaging service is dropping its $1 annual fee. Founder Jan Koum revealed the news on stage at this year's DLD conference, explaining that the buck-a-year charge might not sound like much, but still prevents many people from using the service
Previously WhatsApp was free for the first year, then $0.99/year thereafter: "For all phone types, WhatsApp is free to download and try for the first year. After a year, you have the option of extending your subscription for $0.99 USD per year."