Instagram ads will look like this

Instagram ads will look like this
With Facebook looking to monetize Instagram, we told you earlier this month to start expecting to see ads soon on the picture-sharing social network. At the time, Instagram said that the ads would start with high-quality pictures from a small number of brands that already use the Instagram site. To make sure that there is no mistake between what is and what isn't an ad, the word "sponsored" with an icon showing a white arrow in a blue design, will appear in the upper right corner of a paid ad. And you will be able to hide certain ads you don't like by pressing the "..." button, which also allows you to provide feedback on why you might not like a particular ad.

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.

source: Instagram (1), (2) via Phandroid



1. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Its already dying because of new things like Vine.

6. homineyhominey

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 10, 2011

Vine happened before Instagram. I don't think that can be considered new.

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Ughhhhh please stop all these ads...

4. ady_lad

Posts: 83; Member since: Jul 17, 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: 15; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

i read up to user experience and stopped ... this isnt apple ... its facebook.

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