Soon, Facebook Might Slap Ads in Your Messenger Feed

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In case you couldn’t get enough of Facebook’s ultra-annoying advertisements that pop up literally everywhere, according to VentureBeat, the company will be placing them within users’ Messenger home screen feeds before 2017 is over. Businesses can already send advertisements to those who have communicated with them in the past, but this just sounds ridiculous.

“[Advertising is] not necessarily everything, but it’s definitely how we’re going to be making money right now. And going forward, there are some other business models we are exploring as well, but they’re all around ads one way or another,” said Stan Chudnovsky, head of product at Messenger.

Essentially, Facebook just likes making a bunch of money. So they’re gonna put ads in your message feed. Because they’re Facebook and they rule the world.

Fortunately, there is a slight silver lining. According to Chudnovsky, they’re basing this new motion off of user-generated data and feedback regarding when users can expect to actually start seeing ads in Messenger. So if you think about it, if everyone just tells Facebook not to do it, maybe they won’t do it?

“We’ll start slow,” he said. “When the average user can be sure to see them we truly don’t know because we’re just going to be very data-driven and user feedback-driven on making that decision.”

I dunno, I’m just gonna cross my fingers.


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