Instagram has over 150 million users, will bring ads to the app ‘within the next year’


  • Plazmic Flame

    The beginning of the end… glad I’m not into Instagram.

  • Richard Xing

    Oh look we have 150 million users!!! Let’s celebrate by adding ads!!! YAY!!!

  • MalKuh

    So why don’t you guys make an app for BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone now?

    • Lolurfunny

      Your kidding right? That’s almost as funny as your avatar. =)

    • MalKuh

      So they could make more money off of people? Why else? (:

  • apowerranger

    Welp time to remove the account I don’t use.

    • davedooter

      You and the other 145 million people.

      I would love to see the ad rates and the results.

      “we paid for millions of views but only had a 47 click rate!”

      “Hey, a 47% click rate is great! You’re welcome!”

      “no. literally 47 clicks.”

      “oh. Well, we are owned by facebook so you should have expected the biggest scam and ripoff.”

  • Ryan

    I gave up on IG after my hashtags stopped working. Went back to Flickr, which has improved quite a bit.

  • d a

    Ads? Glad I never joined but was actually thinking about it just to see what it was all about. Bye.

  • Super_Deluxe

    “Instagram also noted that they’re “more committed than ever to bringing you the best Instagram experience possible.””

    Yes because we all love in-app ads. Thanks IG…

  • Zomby2D

    It’s so funny to see every complainer about adds making their way into apps. Everyone wants to have add-free apps yet no one is willing to shell out any sum of money for them. They actually expect companies to spend millions on a service and give it out for free. I’d like to see how those same people would react if they got told by their boss that they won’t get paid for their work anymore.

    • Doug

      Couldn’t have said it better myself. People forget that these are businesses trying to make money. Not a charity.

    • Erik N.

      I don’t understand what the big deal…ppl threaten to leave and are “glad” they are not IG yet more and more people join every day. Who cares about ads? Have you not been outside in the past 10 yrs? There are ads EVERYWHERE you look. So much that it has already been proven that people don’t even see them or pay attention to them kinda like hearing traffic noise, you just tune it out.

    • Alex

      Is there a paid for version available? Don’t use it myself so genuine question.

    • Zomby2D

      Currently it’s completely free. There’s a plan to introduce ads next year. Don’t know if they’re planning a paid version as well.

  • J-Ro

    This isn’t a surprise. Facebook is an advertising company after all. I bet they will have picture and video ads like they plan on doing with Facebook.

    It’s about time Instagram became more than just a photo bucket.