It’s confirmed that some users started to get the expired account message followed by a payment option. There are alternatives like Line, Spotbross, WeChat.
I as a developer and user of the application will choose to pay since I like the messaging system.
Would you pay 0,90 € each year to use whatsapp ? Or will you switch to another service ?
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