We want WhatsApp to be about communication with your friends and family, so we don't bother you with ads. Read more about our stance on advertisements here. We do have small subscription fees, however. Please note that WhatsApp will never automatically charge you for your subscription.
For all phone types, WhatsApp is free to download and try for the first year. After a year, you have the option of extending your subscription for $0.99 USD per year.
Subscriptions are cumulative. When you pay for an additional year of service, it is added to your current subscription or free year-long trial. There is no difference between the free and paid versions of WhatsApp other than the length of service.
Note: Deleting and reinstalling WhatsApp does not reset your subscription.
If you have questions about costs related to using WhatsApp, please read here.
WhatsApp Support Team