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    In September, Cathcart categorically denied a report from Financial Times saying that the Meta-owned chat app plans to show ads.

    “The reason I qualified [sic] the answer is that there could be ads in other places — channels or status.

    WhatsApp had talked about putting ads in Status a few years ago, but the company never rolled it out.

    A Meta spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch it’s not currently testing Status ads in any country.

    Meta hasn’t provided any details about when or if it plans to launch ads in either product, Status or Channels.

    Until now, WhatsApp, which is used by more than 2 billion people across the world, has relied on its business messaging and click-to-WhatsApp ads on other platforms like Facebook for revenue.


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