Facebook introduces a new outlet for your ads

Facebook advertisements were tested on Messenger in India and Australia with great results. From there, Facebook approached businesses around the world and introduced their new ad option – reaching their audiences through Messenger.

Facebook users will see the ads on Messenger’s home tab via their mobile app. By clicking on the ad, they will be redirected to the businesses’ website or communicate with them in a new chat box.


There are pros and cons for having ads on Facebook Messenger.

The General Manager of Marketing and Communications for Australian department store David Jones, Michiel Top shared that from the brands’ point-of-view, it gives marketers the opportunity to reach out to users who are actively engaged on Facebook. 

“Together with placement optimisation on Facebook, Instagram, and Audience Network, they will be able to allocate their advertising budget accordingly and have better business results,” he shared. 

However, some Facebook users might find them intrusive while browsing on Messenger besides having the option of temporarily not seeing particular ads on their timeline. According to TechCrunch, Devin Coldewey ads interrupt the users’ experiences because of ads, with some that have a lack of context and irrelevant to users’ interests, take up more space in the Messenger app.

Implementing ads on Messenger is part of Facebook’s ongoing plans for monetizing users in diverse and segregated platforms. By doing so, there will be fewer ads that appear on your Facebook timeline. For now, there are still no ads shown on WhatsApp.

Share your thoughts on whether Facebook Messenger ads will work for both brands and Facebook users in Malaysia.



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