WhatsApp 回歸「免費」,唔駛再俾 $1 續會!

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雖然市場上的通訊軟件眾多,但真正最多香港人使用的始終都是以WhatsApp為主,現時WhatsApp是採取第一年免費,之後按年收費的模式,但日前有消息指,WhatsApp創辦人Jan Koum宣佈年費計劃將會在短期內取消,使 WhatsApp變成免費的通訊軟件。

有指取消的原因是由於現時的收費制度並不完善,而且要利用信用卡付款也不太方便等。不過,WhatsApp用戶也不用擔心,Jan Koum稱即使WhatsApp變成免費,但也不會植入廣告於程式內。

不過,若今年已經支付這個費用,WhatsApp 將不會退款給使用者。

「Naturally, people might wonder how we plan to keep WhatsApp running without subscription fees and if today’s announcement means we’re introducing third-party ads. The answer is no. Starting this year, we will test tools that allow you to use WhatsApp to communicate with businesses and organizations that you want to hear from. That could mean communicating with your bank about whether a recent transaction was fraudulent, or with an airline about a delayed flight. We all get these messages elsewhere today – through text messages and phone calls – so we want to test new tools to make this easier to do on WhatsApp, while still giving you an experience without third-party ads and spam.」

其實 WhatsApp 收費後,有幾多人真係俾過錢呢?有 Facebook 呢支大水喉,其實唔收客戶錢,只係用啲資料來做分析都好值錢了~~

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