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WhatsApp announces it will host ads by next year at parent firm Facebook’s marketing conference - breaking its founder"s promise that this would NEVER happenIt will appear in the "Status" feature which is similar to Stories in instagram And take up the whole screen with the option to...

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WhatsApp announces it will host ads by next year at parent firm Facebook’s marketing conference – breaking its founder’s promise that this would NEVER happen

  • It will appear in the ‘Status’ feature which is similar to Stories in instagram
  • And take up the whole screen with the option to find out more by swiping up
  • Ads …

Adverts will start appearing in Whatsapp by next year in an attempt to monetise the app, Facebook has announced. The image shows a 'Status ad' that appears much like those seen in Stories in Instagram

These will appear in the WhatsApp 'Status' feature, which is similar to Stories in Instagram. The image shows the adverts that link back to WhatsApp on Facebook (left), similar to Instagram ads (middle) and the full page Status Ads (right)

WhatsApp business account holders will also be able to interact with customers using 'richer message formats' (pictured) it has been revealed by parent company Facebook

In one of the pictures showing a Facebook advert, the option to 'Open on WhatsApp' was available. The image above shows the current format available to business owners through the WhatsApp Business app

The move is against a promise made by Whatsapp's founder Brian Acton about never bringing advertising to the product. The image shows a messaging window (left) with a business brand and what happens when you click on it (middle) and after selecting one of the options (right)