WhatsApp to make Apple version a paid download

03/18/2013 | TechCrunch

WhatsApp is converting its ad-free messaging application for iOS devices into an annual-fee paid model, making it like the apps on the Android, BlackBerry, Nokia and Windows Phone platforms, Ingrid Lunden writes. Previously, WhatsApp had only been charging Apple customers for the initial download. WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum said the popular messaging app will remain a mobile-only platform in the near future and that video streaming is unlikely this year.

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