Neeraj Arora, the Vice President of WhatsApp said that the company understands the low usage of credit cards here and that paying a renewal fee might not be an option. Usually, the charge that is levied on WhatsApp users is $1 after the first year.
It is to be noted that the company was recently acquired by Facebook at a whopping price of $19 billion.
However, even after the acquisition, WhatsApp vowed to remain the same. He also said that the company will not allow ads in pop ups as that is very disturbing.