How to renew WhatsApp free

Everybody knows it now. After the first year in which you can use the free service, you must renew your WhatsApp subscription by paying an amount that can be € 0,89 for one year of subscription, € 2,40 for three years or € 3,34 for five years. Making the payment is very simple, you just have to go to the application settings and press a button. However, there are many people who, for one reason or another, do not want to fork out this money or cannot do so temporarily and write to me asking how to renew Free whatsapp.

If you are also part of these ... well, know that you can not! If you can't use your credit card (or credit card PayPal), you can ask a friend or family member to pay for the subscription on your behalf. Alternatively, you could also close your account and create a new one, but it is such a lengthy and counterproductive procedure that, in practical terms, it costs more than the 89 cents required to renew WhatsApp for a year.

TO UPDATE: The procedure to renew WhatsApp no ​​longer requires any type of payment. The service went free in early 2016, so you no longer need to pay or renew your subscription.

Subscription to WhatsApp can be paid in several ways: with the credit card associated with his mobile phone (the one you use to buy applications en Google Play, App Store, etc., to be clear); with an account PayPal or the telephone credit (action currently supported only by Wind in Italy).

If you are in an emergency situation where you urgently need to renew WhatsApp and cannot pay with any of these three methods, you can ask a friend or family member to pay for the subscription on your behalf. It is a perfectly legal solution and officially supported by the service.

You can request the renewal of your WhatsApp subscription to another user simply by sending them the payment link for e-mail. To do this, start WhatsApp on your mobile, go to configurations of the application (in Android, just press tres puntos in the upper right and select the item configurations in the menu that appears) and select the items Account> Payment Information from the screen that opens.

Then put the check mark next to the type of subscription you want to subscribe to ( 1 year, 3 years. o 5 years. ), Press the button Send payment link and send the email with the link for the WhatsApp payment to the person who should make the payment for you. Please note that this procedure involves using PayPal as the only possible payment method.

If there is a problem with PayPal, you can report it to the person who agreed to receive it. renew WhatsApp for free go to section Settings> Contacts> Pay for a friend of your WhatsApp, press the button Choose a contact and select your name to subscribe using your credit card or phone credit. But beware, at the moment this function is only compatible with the Android version of WhatsApp.

Earlier I also mentioned a method to avoid pay WhatsApp deleting your account. The procedure, as I told you, is very complex, it has several contraindications (firstly the cancellation of all chats) and it does not always guarantee 100% success: it is absolutely not worth completing it to avoid spending just 89 cents. . Anyway, for informational purposes only, now I'll illustrate it for you in more detail.

The first step is to delete your WhatsApp account by going to the menu Settings> Accounts application by selecting the item Delete account and typing your mobile number on the screen that opens. Then you have to delete WhatsApp from your smartphone, install it on a phone that has never been used and complete the registration process with your mobile number (the one of the smartphone where you want to renew the subscription for free).

Once you have received the verification code (on your mobile phone) and entered it (on the new phone where WhatsApp has been installed), you also need to delete the account and application from the new terminal and reinstall WhatsApp on your phone. If everything works correctly, you can take advantage of one more year of free service, however, it often happens that the system notices the "trick" and after a few days the request to renew the paid subscription appears again.

Regarding conversations, to avoid deleting chats it would be necessary to make a Backup preventive and then a restore as explained in my guide on how to reinstall WhatsApp.

To complete the information, I point out that there are also users officially authorized to use WhatsApp free for life. These are the ones who downloaded the application in the iPhone A few years ago, when it was paid (it cost € 0,89 one time).

To date, those who use the SIM used later to buy WhatsApp on iPhone they have a lifetime license that can be exploited regardless of the mobile phone and the phone operator used.