Continue reading...WhatsApp Executive Director Chris Daniels (Chris Daniels) told Indian publications that the messenger will begin to advertise in the “Status” section.
We are going to place advertisements in the “Status”. This format will be the main source of monetization for the company and will provide businesses with the opportunity to gain access to WhatsApp audiences, – Chris Daniels, CEO of WhatsApp
Daniels did not report on the appearance of advertising, but according to information from various sources, this may happen in 2019. Now in the “Status” users post text, photos and videos that are destroyed after 24 hours.
Prior to the acquisition of WhatsApp by the Facebook social network in 2014, the messenger charged a usage fee of one dollar per year. After switching to Facebook, the service became free.