Whatsapp is one of the most popular apps among every age of people, and it is also one of the most popular apps of the year. But the fact is WhatsApp is really not free because it comes with the limited time of validity, hardly 1 or 2 years may be. After the trial period expires you have to pay the small amount around $ 0.99 (INR 55) which extends the license period to one more year.
Now you may ask why WhatsApp is not free for a lifetime unlike most of the other messaging apps? The reason is WhatsApp is completely ad free. You don’t see annoying offers or ads while using WhatsApp on your device. So the developer asks for the small contribution to support them. WhatsApp can also be used on your PC, Read more about how to install WhatsApp on PC.
Paying Rs 55 or $0.99 isn’t a big deal; however, the problem is carrier billing. Most of the carriers don’t allow you to pay using the balance on your smartphone. And that is where most of the users look for alternative ways to get the app for free after it expires. Anyways if you cannot pay for the app because of carrier billing then here we have a small workaround that will extend your WhatsApp trial period to another one year from the date of expiry.
Using WhatsApp free for a lifetime is very easy. Now if you get a message that your WhatsApp trial period has expired then do the following:
Method 1: Delete Whatsapp Account
Step 1: Open Whatsapp on your Device.
Step 2: Go to Settings, click on Account.
Step 3: Now click on Delete my account.
Step 4: Enter your mobile number in the given field then click on Delete my Account.
Now that you are no more on Whatsapp fFollow steps below to get WhatsApp back with a continued validity.
Step 5: Now again open WhatsApp and create a new account with new information.
Step 6: Now check your Whatsapp expiry date by navigating to > Settings > Account > Payment info. Now you should see extended trial period of your WhatsApp account.
Method 2: Delete -Uninstall and Reinstall WhatsApp
The second method requires you to delete reinstall WhatsApp from your device, to do this follow below steps.
Step 1: Uninstall WhatsApp either through settings or using Application manager.
Step 2: Download and install it again. You can download Whatsapp by visiting official website www.whatsapp.com or visit Google Play Store for Android, Apps store for iPhone or Ovi Store for Nokia device and Windows Phone store for Windows Phone device.
Step 3: Create a new account and that’ it.
By following the above method, you should be able to extend your WhatsApp validity to one more year. You may also like to read the best WhatsApp tricks.
Note: It is always recommended to support the developer by purchasing the license. Follow this trick if you really can’t pay the small amount of Rs 55 ($0.99). WhatsApp currently extends the trial period as soon as the user reach the expiry period. This seems like an offer limited to Indian residents only.
Update: WhatsApp has reportedly removed restriction and made WhatsApp free for the time being. You may receive a notification notifying about the same. So, you don’t need to use any of this tricks anymore as WhatsApp is free for lifetime.