Facebook Messenger is getting autoplay video ads

19 June 2018
Static ads landed last year, and this is the next step.

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This is the main reason why I only install the light versions of Facebook applications. When you're on an internet plan with datacap, those video ads will happily eat your monthly allocated data.

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Thanks Facebook, as if your network wasn't shitty enough already

Thanks Facebook, uninstalling any single crappy Facebook app on my phone

  • Anonymous

"Top priority for us is user experience" He expects people to believe that?

Using your phone network's sms service is fine and all till the person you want to talk to is in another country or even continent. Most service providers do not provide international sms, unless its a premium service.

Anonymous, 20 Jun 2018Your ghost profile, based on data mined from your friends s... moreTrue, but I didn't post pictures and had no phone number there, the name I used was one of my nicknames and the e-mail I used was my spam account :)

DaniD, 20 Jun 2018WhatsApp is using a phone number to connect, so you can sms... moreI only keep in contact with those who really matter, family and some close friends, and I do have their numbers, I ask them before closing FB, it's not like I hace 100 friends either :p

Anyway, I will seek for alternatives really, for now Whatsapp it's the main chat app that I know people will have so... until then...

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Muhamashi18, 20 Jun 2018There will always be companies to rise up and take the plac... moreFacebook or Google will just buy it.

The latter may kill it or remodel it to something new before totally killing it.

Just like their 494749291377378282th chat program.

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H-1, 20 Jun 2018I'm really glad I deleted my FB account 3 years ago :)Your ghost profile, based on data mined from your friends still on FB, still exists.

Also available even for people who never signed up in the first place.

Leepu, 20 Jun 2018Zuckerberg is a scum which even you admit,so is it still ad... moreWeChat was very stable and quick on my windows phone back in the day. It is Chinese though, so might be a deal breaker for some

MsZero, 20 Jun 2018Yeah you right, but is practically my only way to communica... moreThere will always be companies to rise up and take the place of these services. The only issue is funding and popularity sometimes.

  • Anonymous

Stuff you fb I am gone

  • Anonymous

delete your facebook account and uninstall those useless application, your peersonal information as well as your devices will thank you :)

Sounds like yet another good reason to avoid facebook at all costs.

I'm really glad I deleted my FB account 3 years ago :)

Aslipundit, 20 Jun 2018I am sure there are apps similar to whatsapp that can do th... morewtf??we chat? nevermind

  • Anonymous

Haha, just switch to android, and FB Lite, and Messenger Lite

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Leepu, 20 Jun 2018Zuckerberg is a scum which even you admit,so is it still ad... moreWell there's many actually. Telegram for example. Many features in whatsapp, telegram already has it way before.

Top priority for us is user experience. Lol
How will they IMPROVE USER EXPERIENCE next? 30 seconds ad before sending/receiving messages/calls or increase the lenght of current ads?

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abigfanoftechs, 20 Jun 2018Not heard of email and/or telephone call? You're just look... moreAre you kidding me? Some of use have to use Facebook. I wanted to ditch it after High school, but we have a Uni group, and my study group's group on Facebook, so i kinda have to have a Facebook to be up to date with a lot of info, or easily ask people. There simply is no alternative for us.

Even a friend that didn't have a Facebook, he had to open an account when we started Uni, simply for those few groups.

As for ads, i'm definitely uninstalling messenger if/when they put them. I'll just use Lite that doesn't have ads, or get some 3rd party app.

Also, i think there're some modded Messenger and Facebook apps on XDA, so i'll take a look at them to see if they're any good.