Instagram officially launched its advertising platform on the 1st of November, putting an end to its 3 year-long ad-free streak. It has been met with extreme disappointment and disgust from the users that have seen the first adds on Instagram.
We’ve known for a while that Instagram will start pushing adds to users’ newsfeed, similar to Facebook. We’ve seen a few samples, and potential adds, but no real adds yet. But, plenty of other users have been seeing the first group of adds going live, and they are not happy:
We’ve seen this before with Facebook pushing sponsored posts live. Users where just as upset and expect the petitions to roll in asking you to sign and revolt against Instagram. Just accept it and move along. Instagram will be making lots of money with this, and there’s no stopping it.