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Instagram ads to arrive this week in the US

Kris Carlon
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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?

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  • Henry B. Oct 25, 2013 Link

    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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    Kris Carlon 11 months ago Link

    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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