Whatsapp Users On Android To Start Seeing ADS On Their Status
It has been roughly ten days since we began fearing WhatsApp’s plan of introducing ads to its IOS app and before we know it,it appears thaat WhatsApp beta for android has already seen the introduction in the status section.
A close watcher of everything Whatsapp,WABetainfo reports that whatsapp is implementing ads for the status feature in whatsapp beta for android version 2.18.305.the feature is disabled for the time being and may not be visible to viewers but it is definitly there for future roll-out.
It seems to have taken facebook fouryears too long to make money out of its acquisition of Whatsapp,but it is finally here.Knowing how many people use the app,Facebooks business is likely to boom very soon.
Whatsapp beta for android 2.18.305:Whatsap is implementing in this version ads for status.
They are not visible yet and the feature will be unabled in future.
Implemention of ads questions privacy.Whatsapp says it cannot access your data because of a promised end-to-end encryption for all users.However,by simple logic,playing ads will require whatsapp to access the data so that ads can be targeted.Ads cannot be practically relevant with out any consumer data.
As per a report by The Wall Street Journal from august,Whatsapp wa wxpected to show ads in its status feature stating 2019.While that might still be true,the fear of facebook calling the shots here is certainly a proposition which may force many to switch away from whatsapp.As noted in the report,the ads will be powered by Facebook’s native advertising system and will help familiarise users with business on whatsapp.
WhatsApp is yet to come out and mention anything publicly but with the number of reports beginning to gush in lately,things don’t look too sunny for those hoping to continue messaging on WhatsApp for its end-to-end encryption.