In recent years, chances are you’ve received a WhatsApp message assuring you that if you don’t do this or that, you’ll have to pay to use the messaging app. These messages attempted to trick users into installing malware on their mobiles.
But, while until now the paid version of WhatsApp was a fake news, Now the thing has changed. As reported WABetaInfoWhatsApp is developing a plan prime for which he will charge a subscription fee, the amount of which is still unknown.
However, WhatsApp Premium will not be for individual users, such as you or me. Rather, it is aimed at businesses that use the popular messaging app to communicate with their customers.
Relatively recently, WhatsApp has also become popular among businesses as the majority usage of this app is found among users who use it to talk to friends or family.
We’re not surprised that WhatsApp is considering new ways to make money from the platform and one of those ways could be to introduce more features that would make it more appealing to businesses.
When using the beta versions of WhatsApp for mobile and desktop, WABetaInfo found a new feature that allows companies to choose a custom short link, such as “wa.me/companyname”. This could reassure customers.
Another feature that might be available to subscribers prime that would be the ability to link up to 10 devices in the same account. We don’t know if this would include several smart phonesbut it will surely be worth paying to use this feature.
Remember that the multi-device function of WhatsApp allows you to connect up to four computers, laptops and tablets, but no more than one phone between them. Yes, there is a temporary workaround to achieve this, but hopefully the company will make it official at some point.
Another feature already available in some countries is the ability to send money via WhatsApp. We expect this to roll out globally at some point and hopefully with WhatsApp Premium it will also be possible to pay for goods and services, not just chat.