Facebook Messenger to get ads in Q2 2016

Thanks to a leaked document from Facebook it looks like Facebook Messenger is going to be getting ads sometime in Q2 of 2016. I'm sure everyone is super excited and can't wait to get more ads sent to them! According to the memo there are going to be safeguards in place to prevent the advertising from getting too spammy or annoying but time will tell how that all works out. Facebook Messenger currently has over 800 million active monthly users so it was obviously only a matter of time before Facebook started trying to make some money off of it. TechCrunch has the full story.

A leaked document Facebook sent to some of its biggest advertisers reveals that Facebook will launch ads within Messenger in Q2 2016.

The document, obtained by TechCrunch but kept private to protect its verified source, says businesses will be able to send ads as messages to people who previously initiated a chat thread with that company. To prepare, the document recommends that businesses get consumers to start message threads with them now so they’ll be able to send them ads when the feature launches.