Four years after Facebook bought WhatsApp for $22 billion, it is formally starting the messaging app on a new mission: bringing in revenue for Facebook.
WhatsApp on Wednesday detailed plans to sell advertisements and charge big companies that want to reach their customers through its service, launching its first major revenue streams as growth at Facebook’s main app is starting to decelerate. The measures are aimed at connecting businesses to the eyeballs of WhatsApp’s user base of roughly 1.5 billion accounts, WhatsApp executives said.
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