We may earn a commission for purchases made using our links.

Facebook realized last year that WhatsApp needs to make more money, so the company decided to implement WhatsApp ads. Originally rumored for 2019, it’s a small relief to find out that they will only be coming in 2020. The company showed off how those ads will look like at its Facebook Marketing Summit 2019, held in the Netherlands this week.

As Olivier Ponteville and Matt Navarra pointed out on Twitter (bottom of this post), the WhatsApp ads will be shown in Statuses (Stories), and will start rolling out in 2020. As you can see in the images below, they look exactly like any other Status/Story update on WhatsApp, but instead of displaying the person’s name, they display the advertiser. You will be able to swipe up on the ad, just like on Instagram, in order to find out more about the product or service.

Since the move has been officially confirmed, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Keep enjoying your ad-free WhatsApp experience while you can!

You May Also Like
OnePlus 8 Pro review
New OnePlus 8 Pro update enables photochrom camera in India
The OnePlus 8 is also receiving the OxygenOS 10.5.9.IN21DA through an over-the-air (OTA) update.
Google Search code mentions a 5G Pixel 4a, but no Google Pixel 5 XL
It seems that Google isn’t planning on delivering an XL version of the Google Pixel 5, and there’s still no official Google Pixel 4a launch in sight
LG could give us the first rollable smartphone next year
LG may deliver a new rollable smartphone next year, as reports suggest that it’s already begun production for the prototypes