Do you love annoying autoplay ads that scare the shit outta ya when you’re silently browsing the Internet at 3 a.m. in the dark with your speakers on full volume? No? Yeah, I don’t think anyone does, or that anyone likes advertisements getting thrown in their face 24/7 regardless. I know I know, that’s what Adblock is for, but when it comes to phone apps there’s no Adblock equivalent, which means when Snapchat starts throwing in ads I’m probably going to lose my shit.
No date for the ads to begin appearing has been set, Spiegel said at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit, the Wall Street Journal reports. But, he added, “we think they’re pretty cool” and users should expect them “soon” in Snapchat’s Storiesfeature.
Snapchat is famous for its photos and messages that self-destruct in 10 seconds or less, but Stories allows users to feature a longer series of videos and pictures in slideshow form that stays up for 24 hours.
Spiegel, 24, said the ads will not be targeted and users will have the option to either opt-in and watch the ad or skip over it.
Yeah, but you’re gonna have to watch the damn ad for at least 8 seconds before you can skip it, so what’s the point? Fuck this noise, I’m out.