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Watch out, Snapchat. Instagram just turned on advertising in Stories - Mashable

Just five months after its debut, Instagram Stories — and the 150 million people using it every day — are no longer free real estate. Instagram will begin inserting video ads into the Snapchat-like Stories experience and add more analytics features ...and more »

Instagram Stories hits 150M daily users, launches skippable ads - TechCrunch

Instagram Stories now has as many users as the last number announced by Snapchat, the app Instagram copied. And it's swiftly moving to monetize that massive audience. Along with the new 150 million daily user stat, Instagram today announced the launch ...and more »

Instagram Is Dropping Ads Into Its Stories Feature, Now 150 Million Daily Users Strong - Adweek

Instagram is starting to let brands advertise in between its 24-hour video stories section even though the feature just launched in August. Why already? Why not? The scale is there—the Facebook-owned app is revealing today that 150 million people have ...and more »

Instagram Debuts Full-Screen Ads In Stories, Reaches 150 Million Daily Users - Forbes

Instagram is taking its first step to monetize Stories, debuting full-screen skippable ads in its popular new feature. Starting on Wednesday, Facebook FB -0.05% · Facebook · FB. $187.75$-0.09(-0.05%). As of 01/11/2018, 07:00pm EST. -owned Instagram ...and more »

Here's How the New Vertical Video Ads Will Look Inside Instagram Stories -

The video ads can run for 15 seconds, and there are sponsored photos that last for 5 seconds, but they are instantly skippable, too. Credit: Instagram. Instagram showed off its first ads inside the Stories section, and it is giving businesses more ways ...and more »

Instagram Races to Make Money Ahead of Snap's IPO - WIRED

Instagram Stories is growing fast. It's been five months since everyone's favorite little photo-centric social network copied, er, launched the feature, which lets you group Instagrams into cohesive stories that disappear after 24 hours. Since then ...and more »

Instagram will show ads to the 150 million people viewing Stories daily - Marketing Land

Some time soon, Instagram will slot photo and video ads between Stories, its Snapchat clone that's being used by half of its audience every day. Tim Peterson on January 11, 2017 at 9:00 am. More. instagram-logo-gradient2-ss-1920. Five months after ...and more »

Instagram found a new place to show you ads: Inside its Stories feature - Recode

Instagram's new Stories feature — the one it cloned from rival Snapchat — is about to start generating a little cash. Instagram announced Wednesday that it will start placing ads in between Stories. Stories, which are collections of user photos and ...and more »

Instagram is pushing ads into its Snapchat-like Stories feature - Business Insider

Instagram is moving quickly to introduce ads into Stories, the Snapchat-like feature it added in August that allows users to share a series of photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours. The company announced Wednesday it is testing full-screen ...and more »

As Instagram Stories hits 150 million daily users, full screen video ads enter testing - SlashGear

Instagram's Stories feature is still relatively new, but parent company Facebook is wasting no time in monetizing it. Today Instagram announced that full screen video ads will soon play within Stories, and it starts with partnerships with around 30 ...and more »