WhatsApp will no longer be offered as a free service

WhatsApp will no longer be offered as a free service

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This may come as a shock for many of you, but Facebook decided that WhatsApp will no longer be offered as a free service. They will change its business strategy from 2019 onwards. More specifically, Facebook announced that WhatsApp, which has around 1.5 billion global users, will start earning money from both companies and company-targeting advertising. Thus, company messages will be priced at prices ranging from 0.5 cents to 9 cents / message, with the final price being set by country, writes telegraph.co.uk. The company is already charging about 100 companies for sending messages and will also send targeted advertising to WhatsApp users through the status feature. Companies that have begun to be taxed already include giants Uber Technologies and Singapore Airlines. The announcement comes amid tentative attempts by the…
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