“We will soon have to pay for WhatsApp. The only way to continue using the free version is if you are a regular user do meaning you have at least 10 people with whom you are conversations. To become a regular user send this message to 10 persons who receive it (2 ticks) and you WhatsApp logo will turn blue”.
This message is frantically sent between Cameroonians users on the social network WhatsApp.
In consequence, all those who forward it fear having to now pay to use this application. Rightly or wrongly, the fact remains that when Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, bought the application in 2014 with US$ 19 billion, he declared: “Over time, people will have to pay to use it”. As a result, users are systematically forwarding this alert to avoid having to pay.
Over a billion people in more than 180 countries use WhatsApp to keep in touch with their friends and family at all times and everywhere. The application is free for the moment and available on telephone and offers the possibility of sending messages and calling everywhere throughout the world.