The question here is whether or not your WhatsApp account is able to expire because the last thing you want to do is to use it as your main instant message or chat app to suddenly discover that you have virtually been taken offline and can no longer communicate with other people. Can you even imagine how difficult this would be unless you could prepare for it and take evasive action before anything could happen? Well, that is exactly what you are going need to do.
It Does Expire.
Well, when we say that your WhatsApp account does expire it is not actually the account, but how you can access the app. You have to remember that it is free to download and they give you the first year absolutely free as well, but after that you are looking at paying basically $1 to keep on getting that unrestricted access. That in itself is hardly a big ask considering what you get for that price and the fact that they have released a new version for Android that includes free calling, then it really is value for money.
In order to reactivate it you just need to pay that small fee and everything will work as normal. However, your account is still there as it is linked to your mobile phone, so that is not an issue just you have to remember when you installed the app and take the appropriate action at the appropriate time.
There Is A Way To Stop Paying.
If you are put off by the idea of paying such a paltry fee, then there is a way around it. First, you should back up all of the images that have been sent via WhatsApp before you then delete the app from your phone and start it all over again. At least this way you get the latest version to install, complete with the brand new features, and it basically resets the clock back to day one and you have that same unrestricted access that you have enjoyed for the previous 12 months.
So, in other words:
- Your WhatsApp account does expire after a year.
- You can pay a small fee to relaunch your account and get the same full unrestricted access.
- You can work around the fee by being clever.
- Save your files and delete the app from your phone.
- Download the new version and install as a clean version.
- You will get unrestricted access once again for a full 12 months.
So, there is no need to worry about your WhatsApp account expiring as it is not the end of the world and indeed at least you also now know how you can work around it. The thing you have to remember is that you will have had so much fun using the app in the first year that you will struggle to understand how you can live without it.
At this point, paying that $1 may seem like a viable option especially if you do not really want to go through the hassle of reinstalling the version even though this is an approach that has been used by a number of people time and time again.