WhatsApp approaches 1 billion users. Ends fees.January 19, 2016
WhatsApp has announced that it will no longer charge users an annual subscription fee.
The messenger app, particularly popular in Europe, parts of Asia (including Hong Kong), and South America, has seen massive growth in recent years and is close to attaining a billion users.
WhatsApp used to charge US$0.99 per year (after a free 12 month trial period). The announcement, made official in a blog post on Monday 18 January 2016, means that WhatsApp, (or its parent company Facebook), is potentially forfeiting hundreds of millions in annual revenue.
WhatsApp stated that it will not seek revenue from third-party ads to supplement this drop in revenue.
From Our Clients
Your team has been great to work with. Tamara is very quick to catch on to things and Amir's code and CSS has impressed David due to its' simplicity and elegance.
Our take-away menu advertised TamarindThai.com.au, even though the site didn’t exist.
Digital Tsunami offered great ideas and design to set up a professional website that matches our name, ideas and style of the restaurant.
Andrew is very knowledgeable IT professional and he never hesitated to see and consult us in the restaurant.
Working with this team has been a delight and the resulting website far exceeds our expectations. All stages of the process were handled professionally, promptly and creatively. Discussions went smoothly, with flawless communication and suitable and sensible solutions whenever issues were raised. Time frames were either met or delivered early. The site was 100% accurate, indicating impressive attention to detail.
Without exception, the feedback on our site has been outstanding - clear and thoughtful layout, appropriate and interesting graphics and intuitive navigation.
By taking the time to understand our business, industry and vision, Digital Tsunami created a site that truly reflected our leadership position in the market and our strategic direction.
Digital Tsunami's expertise in visual design, photography, website navigation and business writing, resulted in an extremely effective website.
The project was expertly managed from end to end which resulted in a fast and efficient process.
.. a reliable and steadfast operator, with a keen sense of service. Innovative and contemporary, and operating within the upper echelon.