Here’s what Instagram’s upcoming ads will look like


Instagram ads preview

We’ve known about Instagram’s plans to incorporate ads into their (free) social network for quite sometime now. It wasn’t too long ago that the company received backlash from users after changes to Instagram’s terms of service left many with a bad taste in their mouths. Today, Instagram took to their official blog to give us a preview of what ads will look like once they go live in the coming weeks.

Instagram ad single

The first ad, meant as a preview, will come from Instagram, showing a “Sponsored” link in the top right corner to easily identify it as such. Instagram promises to curate exactly which companies you, as the end user, will see ads from. Companies like Levi’s or others who are currently active on Instagram will likely show up in your feed, and these can be tailored to your tastes be pressing the “…” button (should you never want to see an ad from ___ company ever again).

Nothing too alarming, and pretty much standard for online services looking to make some actual revenue. We approve.

[Instagram About Ads | via Instagram]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Doesn’t even look bad. Looks better than a lot of stuff we see people post anyways. Either way, I won’t mind it. Not a big deal.

  2. Sure, this one doesn’t look bad, but sponsors will still be putting whatever they like in the image. I completely understand the need to generate revenue, but this also opens the door to a ton of crap. I just hope it doesn’t get out of hand.

  3. I’m not even mad at it. It’ll blend and be just fine.

    1. I scroll through a lot of junk already, what’s an occasional ad? :P

  4. People still use Instagram ?

    1. I’d say pretty much most teens and people in their 20’s who own smartphones most likely have an IG.

      Although your question was probably rhetorical.

  5. InstaJunk.. hipsters need their spam too.

  6. I can’t wait for the day when services like this are shut down, can’t stand them, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, the lot. Such a waste of time.

    1. cuz u got no friends…lol. eAntisocial

      1. I have a social life outside of the internet.

    2. You want services shut down because you don’t use them? That’s absurd.

      1. No, but they’re terrible services, I’m aware they won’t get shut down.

  7. hated the ads… makes me sick….

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