Mark Zuckerberg Is Still in No Hurry to Monetize Facebook Messenger

'The top priority right now is just building out the base of organic interaction between people and businesses'

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Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stuck to his guns on the company’s focus on Messenger as a product over Messenger as a monetization vehicle.

During the question-and-answer portion of Facebook’s first-quarter-2017 earnings call Wednesday, Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak asked:

Can you just talk about some of the biggest trends you’re monitoring and what you’re most excited about as you think about ways to monetize Messenger over the next two or three years?

And Zuckerberg replied:

I can talk about the strategy.



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