WhatsApp confirms the app will start to show advertisements

Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/whatsapp-confirms-the-app-will-start-to-show-advertisements-85379/

Whatsapp will definitely get advertisements in the status screen, the feature that allows users to share their status in text, image, video or GIF and which disappear after 24 hours. The advertisements will become the primary monetisation mode for the company, according to the Vice President of WhatsApp, Chris Daniels.

Would still rather pay so much a year than have to suffer ads.

Indeed it would be nice if they offer an annual subscription again as an alternative to ads. I don’t mind paying a few Euro for the main apps I use as it supports the author without getting rather annoying banners when using the app. With my prepay mobile operator, I need to make a top-up every 4 weeks for my plan, so I usually always have spare credit left over to pay for apps anyway.

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