According to media reports, the advertisements would be powered by Facebook's native advertising system and would be aimed at helping users understand and participate in businesses using the messaging app.
With WhatsApp dropping its subscription fee in 2016, there has been questions about how the messaging service would monetise itself.
Founder Brian Acton said in an interview with Forbes that it's one of the reasons he left the company, 'Targeted advertising is what makes me unhappy. Now, it's the turn of WhatsApp to start advertisements in Status.
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Facebook is putting greater emphasis on the "Stories" format that's popular with users, but whose video ads are less lucrative on a per-minute basis than its News Feed, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told analysts.
The move comes after the government on Wednesday again asked WhatsApp to provide location and identity of persons spreading misinformation which is leading to violent incidents.
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Recently, WhatsApp also said that it will appoint the head of India operations by the year-end. WhatsApp will bring ads under the Status section of the app.
WhatsApp now has 1.5 billion users across the world out of which 250 million users are in India itself.
The Facebook-owned messaging app also promises to invest $250,000 in the top five winners of "WhatsApp Startup Challenge" in a seed round. Pretty much every popular app has introduced Stories, a way to post about what you're doing at the moment or share an interesting or amusing post and having it deleted automatically within the next 24 hours.
Businesses pay to send a text to their customers and for replies that are sent later than 24 hours of the customer's last message.
"We're going to put ads in the "status" bar".
The feature will, however, start getting even more intrusive, as Facebook plans on shoving ads into WhatsApp statuses.