WhatsApp to start charging some users


WhatsApp is set to make a major change by charging users for the first time.

The changes will affect users of the WhatsApp for Business version of the popular messaging app that are a bit sluggish to replying to messages.

The WhatsApp Business API will allow businesses to respond to messages from users for free over an initial 24 hour period.

However users will then be incur costs for any messages sent after this time, with late messages charged via a fixed rate by country per message.