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Ads will come to WhatsApp during 2020

News you want to use week 23.

Facebook has confirmed that ads will be coming to WhatsApp in 2020, as part of the app’s ‘Statuses’. Like Instagram’s Stories feature, WhatsApp Statuses take up the entire screen when you click on them, and according to WhatsApp, allows you to “share text, photos, videos and animated GIFs that disappear after 24 hours”. Whether WhatsApp users will take kindly to adverts intruding on their time scrolling through the app remains to be seen; after all, the messaging app’s calling card is its end-to-end message encryption.

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