WhatsApp to pull this nasty surprise on you soon; check pain point

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Oct 04, 2018, 05:46 PM IST

Yes, that time is not too far away when WhatsApp starts turning obnoxious to the extreme. In fact, you will find some nasty messages popping up on your screens that are totally unwanted and will only serve to distract you from the chat you are having with friends and family. WhatsApp users will soon get advertisements popping up on their app! This is set to happen as early as next year.


According to a former WhatsApp executive, users will start to see targeted adverts popping up in the service from next year, reported metro.co.uk. Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook, which is also the owner of WhatsApp, has paid $22 billion for the service in 2014 and it is now time to get some return on investment.


Advertisements will appear in the WhatsApp 'Status' feature from 2019, and this is reportedly one of the main reasons why founder Brian Acton left the company. 



‘Facebook represents a set of business practices, principles and ethics, and policies that I don’t necessarily agree with, ’ Acton added. According to the report, the co-founders of Instagram, which was again bought by Facebook for £1 billion, left their positions without any explanation.


‘You build it once, it runs everywhere in every country. You don’t need a sophisticated sales force. It’s a very simple business,’ Acton said in an interview to Forbes.