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Instagram ads to arrive this week in the US

Authored by: Kris Carlon — Oct 25, 2013

Well aren't you lucky America? Instagram has confirmed that ads will begin appearing in your Instagram feed this week. The rest of the world will get a temporary reprieve, but for how long we don't know. Needless to say, we'll all be sifting through ads in our image stream before long.

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It won't just be pretty pictures on Instagram anymore . / © AndroidPIT

We reported Instagram's monetization plans a month ago, but at the time the planned rollout was by the end of the year. One month later and it seems they're as keen to get the cash flowing from advertizers as soon as possible. With Facebook at the helm of the photo and video sharing company, which has never recorded a profit despite its massive popularity, it was always only a matter of time before it became an advetizers wet dream. How intrusive the ads will be and how many users will considering switching services, we'll just have to see.

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This is the first test-ad you'll see from Instagram. / © Instagram

Let us know your thoughts on the ads when you start seeing them. Would you consider switching services to avoid ads in your image stream?

Via: New York Times Source: Instagram

Kris Carlon comes to the AndroidPIT Editorial Team via a lengthy period spent traveling and relying on technology to keep him in touch with the outside world. He joined the Android community while resurfacing in civilization back in 2010 and has never looked back, using technology to replace his actual presence in other people's lives ever since. He can usually be found juggling three phones at once and poring over G+ posts, Reddit and RSS feeds.

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  • Kris Carlon
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    Oct 29, 2013 Link to comment

    I expect they're on the payroll already @Henry. As far as I'm aware that's been standard policy in Instagram for ages. And I just read that BBM for iOS and Android is set to get ads ALREADY. It's only been out for a week!

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  • Henry B. Oct 25, 2013 Link to comment

    I dont know about anyone else but I always see advertisements on instagram. Not directly from instagram but from users that are paid to put an adertisement in their pics.

    Now instagram want to monetize themselves...will they crack down on these instagrammers as they are competition to their own monetization plan?

    I guess at some point or another all apps / websites have to include some sort of advertising. But for me the Facebook in Germany is so excessive, it's like every other post is an ad.

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