Instagram rolling out ads in photo stream, which will irritate everyone

4 October 2013

instagram When Facebook took over Instagram, loads of people kicked off. The privacy and ownership t&cs were changed and users spat blood (before photographing said blood, putting a nice filter on it, and then sharing it online).

Things settled down and everyone played nice and now, Facebook are at it again, trying to make some money from IG by sticking adverts in the photo feed.

"In the next couple months, you may begin seeing an occasional ad in your Instagram feed if you’re in the United States," said the company in a blog post. "Seeing photos and videos from brands you don’t follow will be new, so we’ll start slow. We’ll focus on delivering a small number of beautiful, high-quality photos and videos from a handful of brands that are already great members of the Instagram community."

Instagram added that they'll be integrating ads in a way that they "feel as natural to Instagram as the photos and videos many of you already enjoy from your favorite brands". You'll be able to hide ads, like on Facebook, and given the option of spouting off through feedback forms and that. "We’re relying on your input to help us continually improve the Instagram experience," the company said. "As always, you own your own photos and videos. The introduction of advertising won’t change this."

However, everyone hates Facebook, so there will no doubt be a futile protest and petition, resulting in everyone using Instagram in exactly the same way as before.

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