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So ads are to start appearing on Whatsapp, and a lot of people have stated they will delete their accounts

It depends on how imposing they are, but if they annoy me enough, I’ll use another app

are you annoyed by this?

hspexy
21 days ago
What do you think of this?
ACR
ACR21 days ago

I'm not a fan of online ads and have never bought any product or service from seeing them advertised on Facebook, YouTube, etc. Although, I think this move was inevitable given that WhatsApp was bought by Facebook for $19bn almost 6 years ago. I won't like the ads, but not enough to delete my account. Any similar app is likely to introduce advertising at some point in the future if it becomes widely used.

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hspexy
hspexy
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20 days ago

Yes, I know what you mean. The moment they announced the acquisition, I was waiting for the change...I guess we shall see how annoying it’ll be

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Lynibis
Lynibis21 days ago

It's the curse of our age and I doubt anything remains ad free for long. People may say they will delete, but I doubt it very much. Even I use WhatsApp even though I refuse to entertain any other form of social media.

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF197821 days ago

Do you not count this chat forum as social media then? I think of it like that but maybe I'm wrong.

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Lynibis
Lynibis21 days ago

ClaireF1978 Yes I do, but mainly here as a competition site, the chat is lovely but incidental. I would never use facebook, twitter, instagram etc. I have 2 sons and 2 daughters in law and three more or less adult grandchildren and not one single one of us uses social media, not in the way I think of as social media.

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hspexy
hspexy
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20 days ago

That’s perhaps true, but there are alternatives out there that people might switch to, but it all depends if they can be bothered

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ellenmcmurchie
ellenmcmurchie21 days ago

I loathe ads...especially when they keep repeating them.

However i love Whatsapp ....pictures and videos send instantly for free....so i will grit my teeth and swear alot and suck it up.

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree21 days ago

That's such a shame love whatsapp for keeping in contact with family abroad ads put me right off

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