WhatsApp will soon start showing ads in the status tab

WhatsApp ads will start showing next year

Doing this, the company will get into a primary monetization mode and also allowing businesses to reach people.

According to an Economic Times report, Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp will soon begin rolling out Ads into the "Status" feature on its App.

When WhatsApp was first launched, users had to pay an annual subscription fee of 99 United States cents to use the service.

The addition of advertisements was something that made WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton felt uncomfortable with up until his departure from the company in November 2017.

Now, Facebook is planning to make the "Status" feature invasive by deploying ads on Whatsapp status updates.

The place where ads will show up, the aforementioned WhatsApp Status, launched early a year ago as a Snapchat knockoff. Before Facebook acquired the company in 2014, WhatsApp was strongly against introducing ads to the service, standing behind their yearly $0.99 fee-which was since been removed-as the better alternative.

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Facebook is putting greater emphasis on the "Stories" format that's popular with users, but whose video ads are less lucrative on a per-minute basis than its News Feed, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told analysts.

In May, Koum announced he was leaving and it was rumoured this exit was due to Facebook's attempts to use WhatsApp personal data and weaken its encryption.

The minister also said that Whatsapp was an important instrument of message circulation, especially during elections. "Businesses pay to send those messages", said Daniels via India Times.

Instagram borrowed the concept of stories from the multimedia messaging app Snapchat as the owners were anxious about the "classy and niche" image that the app was picking up. The WhatsApp has more than 1.5 billion users across the world with more than 250 million in India. WhatsApp will bring ads under the Status section of the app.

It is unclear when there will be ads status.

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