Instagram ads will look like this
Instagram also put up a Q&A to remind subscribers that the site does not own pictures taken by you, the account holder. That was the controversy at the center of the ToS change that the site made late last year. Instagram did say that to determine which ads you are more likely to respond to, it will look at the people you follow on the site as well as pictures and videos you like. In addition, the interests you list on Facebook will also help determine what ads you see on Instagram.
The first ad is actually one created for Instagram itself which you can find in the slideshow below. Facebook originally paid $1 billion in stock for Instagram, a price that dropped when the value of Facebook's shares declined. Still, the purchase cost in excess of $700 million which is a lot of ad money that Instagram needs to produce to justify its purchase by Facebook.
Examples of Instagram ads
source: Instagram (1), (2) via Phandroid
1. downphoenix (Posts: 2299; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
I doubt Facebook will make money off Instagram ever. Before they get to that point, Im sure the site will have outlived its popularity and usefulness.
2. Shatter (Posts: 2012; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Its already dying because of new things like Vine.
6. homineyhominey (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)
Vine happened before Instagram. I don't think that can be considered new.
4. ady_lad (Posts: 73; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)
How about providing a better user experience? Poor quality pictures and filters, nearly no interface to use, instagram is nothing more than a low quality storage website, i doesn't make sense anymore. The phone cameras have come a long way in the past few years with some of them producing really high quality pictures, that could be posted on proper photography websites like flickr.
5. TheUndernet (Posts: 12; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)
i read up to user experience and stopped ... this isnt apple ... its facebook.