Facebook’s New Decision Is So Annoying That You Will Delete The App At Once
Like other free digital platforms, Facebook is also dependent on the advertisements to make money. The problem arises when these ads pop up out nowhere in places where they have no business. But the most annoying part is that this problem will become a reality in the Facebook Messenger.
According to the latest news, some of the users are already facing the problem of video ads in their inbox which lies next to message threads on the app and the worst part about these videos is that they are auto-playing videos.
The popular social media platform started selling and displaying ads in the Facebook Messenger a long time back but the ads that were displayed were static. As the Video ads are more expensive and they are most likely to generate more revenue. The company earlier was not able to find the space but has now found a way to expand it to other spots.
The major problem with these ads is that they are auto-playing which in itself is very annoying. Stefanos Loukakos who is the Messenger’s ad business head stated that the app majorly focuses on user experience and after testing basic ads, they found no change in the how people used the platform or in the number of messages sent through Facebook Messenger.
Apart from this, a notification has been released by the popular messaging application owned by Facebook, WhatsApp. After the recent update in the application, WhatsApp will stop working on some smartphones and mobile platforms.
The popular messaging platform has released the list of smartphones that the application will no longer support and also the list of those smartphones that will lose the support by 2020. But the Facebook-owned application hasn’t taken this decision for the first time but has ended support for a string of older smartphone OS.
In the official website, it has been announced that the smartphones losing the support of the application don’t have the kind of capabilities the application needs to expand in future. The owners of the affected smartphones have been recommended by the company to upgrade to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone.
The Nokia handsets like Nokia S40 OS, Nokia Asha series phones, and Nokia Symbian S60 will not support the application after December 2018. Android 2.1 (Eclair) and 2.2 (Froyo) along with Android 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) will no longer support the application after February 1, 2020. Coming to the iPhones, iOS 7 and older smartphones will not support the application after February 1, 2020.
Apart from this, WhatsApp is also testing its Payments service and around 1 million people are testing the new service in India. The Facebook-owned company is trying to make transactions as seamless as possible by making special provisions with the Indian Government and multiple banks.