Report: WhatsApp begins testing a way to actually make money


WhatsApp has begun testing a system that allows businesses to message consumers directly, according to a report by Reuters. In other words, WhatsApp is getting ready to actually make real money. If you recall, WhatsApp used to charge an annual $0.99 membership fee, but abandoned it a couple of years after being acquired by Facebook for around $19 billion. It was then that WhatsApp said it would explore letting users communicate with businesses and organizations for monetization, so we’ve known this was likely coming for some time. According to the Reuters report, a “handful” of Y Combinator startups recently began testing…

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