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WhatsApp drops US$1 fee; mulls over making businesses pay

Popular communications service also expects in coming months to offer complete encryption of messages
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 05:50
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WhatsApp is testing making restaurants, airlines and credit card firms pay to contact consumers.

Munich

THE world's most popular messaging service, WhatsApp, is dropping its token US$1 fee still levied on some users as it experiments with making businesses pay to reach their customers, chief executive Jan Koum said on Monday.

In addition, the Facebook-owned communications