Facebook-owned messaging application WhatsApp declared today that it’s dropping its 99 penny yearly use charge, organizer Jan Koum said at DLD in Munich.


While the administration is as of now madly well known – with more than 900 million dynamic month to month users – Koum says that making it free could help it to become even more popular. It’s not a considerable amount of money for a year of service; however it means that clients require an installment card on record, which may be extreme for a few individuals in developing markets.

Sometime recently, a client’s first year of utilization was free with resulting years charged. Presently, there will be no charges for the administration from clients going forward.

Obviously, this leaves question marks over how WhatsApp will be adapted. Customarily, Facebook profits from its items by gathering information and offering advertisements, yet this isn’t a methodology that is liable to be invited by numerous clients and with no deficiency of other messaging applications around, there are a lot of options accessible if the organization goes down this course.

WhatsApp says it’ll investigate ways that let clients correspond with organizations and different associations for its future adaptation however Koum noticed that it is early days – no code has been composed to encourage this change yet.

The organization still wouldn’t focus on whether it will include video calling in the future or not.