Ads start appearing in Gmail's promotions file

Ads start appearing in Gmail's promotions file
Last week, we asked the musical question, "are ads coming to the Gmail for Android app?" On Friday, we heard that indeed, they were. And on Saturday morning, we saw the ads start to appear. The ads are beginning to show up in the promotions folder, which is not the primary folder must of us use most often. Yeah, Google was able to keep the Android app free of ads up until now, and perhaps that is an achievement considering that the desktop version has contained paid content since its debut all the way back in 2004.

If you're upset by this, there really is no reason to be. The ads are tastefully disguised as email messages and besides, you never know when something you see an ad for is something you've been looking to buy for a long time now. And if you don't open the promotions folder, you won't have to look at one paid ad at all.

Just keep in mind that ads are what keeps free content and free apps free! The ad in the screenshot below is for business card printer Vistaprint and while it is in another language, you can clearly see where it is marked as an advertisement so you could skip it quickly if so desired.

source: AndroidWorld (translated) via Phandroid

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