Snapchat begins rolling out un-skippable ads

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Snapchat begins rolling out un-skippable ads

Snapchat has started showing six-second commercials which cannot be skipped on its live network, AdAge reported.

The first forced-view ads reportedly began appearing on 14 May 2018, and included commercials for Deadpool 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S9.
 

Bryn

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Evan Spiegel must be the worst tech CEO on Earth, and a perfect example of how a successful company can be destroyed by the unwillingness of a founder to step down at the right time.

He fundamentally does not understand why Snapchat was ever popular or to what degree advertising is tolerated by users. Ridiculously stupid redesigns, a piss-poor quality app on Android, unskippable 6 second ads, breaking the immersion of users feeling like they're friends with celebrities, those stupid glasses etc. This company has lost the plot, and thanks to Instagram being rather good, I don't see how they can recover lost users.
 

Temujin

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Yeah, this won't last long, probably many around the world working on a way around it
 
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