The Curious Case of Paid WhatsApp

But that doesn’t explain how WhatsApp will make money off the data?

So what is this I hear about WhatsApp being charged? What does it mean for me? Do I need to pay?

  1. WhatsApp is only going to charge businesses.
  2. WhatsApp is going to remain free for you and me. Unless you are a business enterprise.

Whoa! So businesses can text and call me just like the telemarketing companies? Uh-oh, that ain’t good.

What data will the businesses get? Will they read my chats?!

User statistics:

  1. What part of the day is the user active?
  2. What part of the day is the user most active?
  3. Average time spent by a user on WhatsApp.
  4. Average time spent by a user on WhatsApp with individual contacts.
  5. Names of the groups a user is a part of.
  6. User about me
  7. Status update
  8. Profile photo
  9. Phone state
  10. Phone location
  11. SMS

Homomorphic encryption:

And don’t worry, WhatsApp will remain free because the product is you.

Here’s a link to my previous article (On LinkedIn): Is it possible to replace Google?

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