WhatsApp Will Be Off Daily Night Hours, Warning: Fact Check


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WhatsApp Will Be Off Daily Night Hours, Warning

Story:

WhatsApp will be off From 11.30 pm to 6:00 am daily
Declared by central govt.

Message from narendra modi (PM)
we have had an over usage of user names on whatsapp Messenger. We are requesting all users to forward this message to their entire contact list. If you do not forward this message, we will take it as your account is invalid and it will be deleted within the next 48 hours.

DO NOT ignore my words or whatsapp will no longer recognise your activation. If you wish to re-activate your account after it has been deleted, a charge of 499.00 will be added to your monthly bill. We are also aware of the issue involving the pictures updates not showing. We are working diligently at fixing this problem and it will be up and running as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation from the modi team.

WhatsApp is going to cost you money soon. The only way that it will stay free is if you are a frequent user i.e. you have at least 50 people you are chatting with. To become a frequent user send this message to 10 people who receive it (2 ticks) and your WhatsApp logo will change color. send this to 8 people to activate the new whatsapp.. Saturday morning whatsapp will become chargeable. If you have at least 10 contacts send them this message. In this way we will see that you are an avid user and your logo will become blue (🔵) and will remain free.

(As discussed in the paper today. Whatsapp will cost 0.01€ per message. Send this message to 10 people. When you do the light will turn blue otherwise whatsapp will activate billing.

ITS TRUE …… U get blue TICKS

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WhatsApp Will Be Off Daily Night Hours, Warning Message

Fact Check:

A group of messages doing rounds on the free messaging platform warns users that WhatsApp will be off daily night hours from 11.30 pm to 6:00 am. Allegedly coming from Indian Central Government’s Narendra Modi Team, the message says there’s over-usage of user names on WhatsApp messenger. It suggests users to follow a set of instructions to keep their accounts active and continue to use WhatsApp free of charge. So, let us examine in detail if there’s any grain of truth in it.

WhatsApp will be Off from 11.30 pm to 6:00 am Daily?

Firstly, there are no such reports or guidelines from Indian Central Government suggesting WhatsApp will be off daily during night hours. Neither the Central Government nor the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has declared anything like it.

WhatsApp Costs Money?

The message claims there’s over-usage of user names on WhatsApp. It asks users to forward the message to their entire contact list to keep their WhatsApp account valid and active. It also warns users their accounts will be deleted otherwise, and they must pay money to reactivate. Further part of the message says WhatsApp is going to cost you money soon, to avoid which, the users are again asked to forward the message to others. The message even mentions your WhatsApp logo color will change and that a new version will be installed. All this however comes from an old hoax message doing rounds in various versions.

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WhatsApp Hoax from Past

We have seen the message in story circulating on WhatsApp since at least 2014. While the current version presented it as a warning from Narendra Modi team, the old one mentioned other names like Aarohi Deshmukh as CEO of WhatsApp. Millions of WhatsApp users shared the message earlier too, but they did not witness any kind of color change in logo. Their accounts remained active and WhatsApp usage remained free of charge.

Therefore, the message is simply one of those WhatsApp hoax stories that keep circulating on the free messaging platform. There’s no truth in the set of claims in the message, and WhatsApp remains free as of this writing.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.

References:

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