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YouTube Is Going To Lose One Of Its Most Annoying Features

by : UNILAD on : 10 Feb 2017 17:08
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Allow me to set the scene for you. 

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Last night you went out on the beer, this morning you got up early for work – unsure whether you’re slightly hungover or still slightly drunk. You battled through the day like an office working superman.

By 16:55 you twiddled your thumbs as the seconds turned into minutes and the minutes oozed ever triumphantly forward to the big 17:00.

When you finally got home you made yourself a brew, slipped out of your pants, and lay on the sofa in joyous misery. In a matter of seconds you’re on YouTube watching a prank video, or a fail video, or even a new fucking music video. But before that happens you get hit with one of life’s most irritating of occurences. An advert.

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Well, fair play to YouTube as they’re about to finally dump those 30 second unskippable ads on their videos – come 2018 that is, according to the Mirror.

In an official statement released by the video streaming giants, they say:

We’ve decided to stop supporting 30-second unskippable ads as of 2018 and focus instead on formats that work well for both users and advertisers.

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But all good things come with a price. The price being, that the currently skippable six second adverts will, come 2018, become unskippable.

Ah well, sure seems like a good deal to me!

Topics: News

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  1. Mirror

    YouTube is finally ditching those annoying unskippable 30 second adverts before videos - but there's a catch