Hot Take WhatsApp head denies reports of Ads coming to its app


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Aug 17, 2014
WhatsApp head Will Cathcart took to his X account (formerly Twitter) and disputed a media report claiming the Meta-owned company is exploring possibilities of displaying advertisements on its instant messaging app.

Financial Times reported that some teams at Meta are discussing whether to show ads along with contacts in the list of conversations on the chat page. The interface could appear similar to how ads show up on Messenger.

As per the report, no final decisions have been made and the concept has been debated at a higher level as there are concerns it could "alienate users." WhatsApp said in a statement that it's not testing or working on it, and doesn't have any plans around it.



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Jan 8, 2011
Wasn't this debunked years ago?

Why are "journalist" regurgitating the same rubbish year after year? Do they source "news" from a Reddit comment made by a user with 0 karma?

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