By  on December 10, 2018

WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton recently revealed that the reason behind his surprise departure from the Silicon Valley giant in 2017 was its owner Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to monetize it through ads after Facebook Inc. paid a whopping $22 billion for the messenger app.

Acton told Forbes in his first interview since quitting that such a move made him “unhappy,” but his complaints to Zuckerberg fell on deaf ears, resulting in his exit and WhatsApp confirming it would launch targeted advertising next year.

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