Online-Insider | Facebook will show ads in their popular messaging platform, WhatsApp. It revealed in FMS or Facebook Marketing Summit 2019 held in the Netherland a couple of years ago. Now it will be implemented but huge protests nourishing around the world due to FB’s data leakage experience.
The WhatsApp instant messaging service is reportedly going to be colored with advertisements this year. Ads that appear on WhatsApp are expected to appear in the Status column, which is similar to Instagram’s Stories feature. This plan received much rejection from all over the world.
WhatsApp On Its First History
WhatsApp was founded in 2009 by two men named Brian Acton and Jan Koum. The two men were former workers at the giant IT company Yahoo. When WhatsApp first launched, its founders promised not to sell user data or use advertisements on the platform. Then Koum invited Acton to work together. So, they created a technology start-up company called WhatsApp Inc which is located in Santa Clara, California.
In 2017, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton chose to step down and start his own business and develop Signal. Then Jan Koum also came out in April 2018. They as reported very critical and disagree with Facebook’s effort to monetize WhatsApp
Facebook Exquisite WhatsApp
On February 19, 2014, Facebook, Inc. acquired WhatsApp for USD19 billion. This is one of the largest acquisitions at the moment. Facebook is rumored to be monetizing WhatsApp this year after 10 years of freeing the service. The form is to insert advertisements on this popular chat application. Previously, WhatsApp generated revenue from WhatsApp Business which was intended as a place to provide and communicate with sellers and buyers.
The climax was at the beginning of 2021 yesterday, WA renewed its policy again. Even though they refuse to share data with FB, the impact is that many people uninstall the application and move to Telegram.
How to Set Up Data Account on WhatsApp
Their contenders such as Telegram, Signal response to this news and glad to received abandoned WhatsApp’s client and ready to accommodate new users in their Apps. Telegram even already thanks to newcomers reached 90 million users in January, it’s a coincidence with Facebook first announce to monetize WhatsApp and exchange user’s data. Some swiftly escape to Telegram.
To stop syncing WhatsApp with Facebook from sharing data with each other, there are a number of steps you must take. Here’s the guide:
- Open the WhatsApp application.
- Select WhatsApp settings via three vertical dots, then select Settings.
- Select Account.
- Uncheck “Share my account info” section.
- If from the beginning you choose not to agree with WhatsApp Facebook’s new policy. The option “Share my account info” will not be available in your WhatsApp account settings.
Hopefully, this set up for minimum risk since WhatsApp also has officially delayed the policy, and you can check it here. If the link has no update, so there’s no new policy applied yet.