Whatsapp will charge for extended multi-device support feature with paid subscription plan

It looks like WhatsApp, owned by Meta, is looking to add more revenue streams after offering WhatsApp for free for years.

After launching the Multi-device supporta long-awaited feature that has long been available on rival app Telegram, WhatsApp may soon introduce subscription-based plans.

WhatsApp Business is now a popular choice for businesses and users who have two SIM cards but prefer to use WhatsApp with one number on both smartphones. Most of the time, businesses need to allow multiple people to manage the same Whatsapp – login with one number – from their own devices to communicate with customers, answer questions and manage orders placed.

Over 2 billion users actively use WhatsApp on a monthly basis.

WhatsApp currently allows users to connect up to four additional devices for free, both on WhatsApp Business and WhatsApp Business. However, the company is now looking to extend the limit, at a cost.

According to a new report from WaBetaInfo WhatsApp plans to offer a paid subscription plan to WhatsApp Business users.

According to the report, WhatsApp Business users will be able to connect up to 10 devices with a single WhatsApp account. This will make it easier for businesses and customers to connect, as multiple employees can access the same account from their phones and provide efficient and timely responses to their potential and existing customers.

It is currently unknown if the subscription adds additional features to the account, but we expect Meta-owned messaging apps to offer many other features to make the subscription plans lucrative for paying users. The cost and duration of the subscription are not known. It’s also unclear whether it will be a one-time or recurring subscription.

The company has planned to offer Whatsapp paid subscription plans only to WhatsApp Business users, and regular WhatsApp users will not be able to subscribe.

For the past few years, WhatsApp-owned Meta (formerly known as Facebook) has been actively seeking to monetize the messaging platform. The initial plan to introduce advertisements on Whatsapp drew a lot of criticism both externally and internally, especially from the founders of WhatsApp. All of this forced the company to pull its plan and since then the company has been exploring other ways to monetize the platform.

With the WhatsApp subscription model, the business, as well as businesses, will reap the benefits as efficient and instant communication has become the key to success in the age of the internet and smartphones.

All we need to see is how aggressive the company would get with the price of WhatsApp subscription plans!