Instagram to run ads as user base tops 150 million monthly users

By Shawn Knight
Sep 9, 2013
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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,391   +2,175

    "But whether or not Instagram will be able to implement those ads without ticking off the community once again remains to be seen."

    I'm sure there will be no shortage of complaints. If it's one thing users of free services hate, it's when the service providers try and monetize traffic with ads.

    That said, this would provide an excellent incentive for Instagram Premium (if they don't already have an equivalent).
  3. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,620   +506

    Don't use the service, don't think I will now. Will there be complaints, more than likely, as davis stated, when a free add less service gets adds the users complain, then they get use to it, then they find something else to waste their time.
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Thanks Facebook. Even though I dont use Instagram often, this is annoying.

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