Facebook Messenger to test ads - Otago Daily Times

Facebook has picked Australia and Thailand to test running advertisements on the home screen of its popular app Messenger. The ad rollout, to start in coming weeks, will see ads appear below recent conversations. However, they would not show up in a ...and more »

Facebook starts testing ads in Messenger - Engadget

It was only a matter of time before Facebook Messenger would start testing ads, after rumors of its plans to do so leaked nearly a year ago. Earlier today, it announced that users in Australia and Thailand will begin seeing sponsored content in the ...and more »

Is Instagram Ear Hustling Your Conversation to Create Targeted Ads? - Entrepreneur

All consumers need to do to cook up a classic example of the word 'creepy' is look at today's targeted ad campaigns. Is Instagram Ear Hustling Your Conversation to Create Targeted Ads? Image credit: Thomas Trutschel | Getty Images. Andrew Medal.and more »

Facebook Messenger begins testing ads…and they're big - TechCrunch

Facebook today is beginning to test integrating ads into its mobile messaging app's user interface. The company says it will launch what it characterizes as a “very small test” in Australia and Thailand, which will allow businesses to place an ad on ...and more »

Facebook is testing News Feed-style ads inside Messenger - Recode

Facebook said last summer that it was running out of places to show users ads in News Feed, its moneymaking machine, meaning it would need to sell ads elsewhere to keep growing. On Wednesday, Facebook announced that it has found a new place: ...and more »

Facebook Chooses Australia To Trial Ads In Messenger - B&T

Facebook is set to trial advertising in its Messenger app, with the social network announcing it had chosen Australia, along with Thailand, to launch a “very small test” of a service that “gives businesses the opportunity to place ads on the Messenger ...and more »

Facebook is starting to test ads in Messenger as it runs out of space to put them in the News Feed - Business Insider

Facebook is running out of room to place ads in the News Feed, so it's turning to Messenger. The social network has begun testing targeted ads in the Messenger app in Thailand and Australia, according to a company blog post on Wednesday. A carousel of ...and more »

Facebook testing News Feed-like ads inside Messenger - The Next Web

Ever on the lookout for new revenue streams, Facebook is pushing News Feed-like ads right on to your Messenger screen. Announced today, the test only affects users from Australia and Thailand, for now, but it'd be hard to imagine a scenario where this ...and more »

If You Use Messenger, Prepare to Start Seeing Ads - MakeUseOf

If you're using Facebook Messenger, expect to start seeing ads popping up on the homescreen sometime in the not-too-distant future. Facebook is currently testing placing ads in Messenger, which, once rolled out globally, means an added annoyance for 1 ...and more »

Facebook announces ads are coming to the Messenger app - Phone Arena

Beginning this week, Messenger users in some countries will start seeing ads in their messaging app, Facebook confirmed today. The ads are aimed at both consumers and businesses, but they won't show in a conversation without clicking on an ad ...and more »