Now so do the walls: after the first 12 months in which the application can be used at no cost, WhatsApp requires the payment of a small annual subscription fee which amounts to 0.99 $.
What does not know is that the subscription to the service may also be made on behalf of others. This means that if, for example, you have a friend who needs to renew WhatsApp and want to make him a small gift can pay its subscription directly using your mobile phone.
Want to know how? I’ll explain. Grab your trusty smartphone and discover how to gift WhatsApp to a friend by following the simple steps below: it’s really a no-brainer, I assure you!
If you want to gift to a friend and WhatsApp uses an Android smartphone you have to do is start the application, press the Menu button located at the top right (the icon with three dots) and select the Settings item from the box that appears.
In the screen that opens, go to Contacts, select the item Pay for a friend and presses the button Select a contact that is located at the top. At this point, select the friend you want to pay the subscription WhatsApp from the contact list, choose whether to give him one year, three years or five years subscription and presses the button Google Wallet to complete the transaction using the credit card connected to your Google account.
The gift recipient can use Android, iOS or any other mobile operating system: it makes no difference. To give effect to the renewal on his account, however, you may need to reboot the phone.
Unfortunately, the iPhone version of WhatsApp is not yet introduced the option to pay for subscription by way of a third party, however, if the holder of the account to renew using a “melafonino” you can take advantage of the system presents the App Store to credit on his account the amount needed to pay for the service.
To better understand what I am referring to, take your iPhone, open the App Store, select the Foreground tab and scroll the screen to the bottom. Then presses the Send button gift, type in the To: the email address associated with your Apple ID of your friend and enter in the amount to be credited more to his account (min 10 $).
In conclusion, make sure there is a check mark next to the item today, add an accompanying message to your gift and pressing on Next. Choose a theme for your postcard virtual gift and confirms the transaction before pressing on Next and then on Buy.
Another possible solution to gift WhatsApp to a friend is to ask them to send a URL to the email payment by the individual and make the whole operation via computer.
To learn more about this procedure see my tutorial in which I explained how to pay WhatsApp from the PC: in this case it is a simple procedure to be completed.