Do you find the news feeds on your Facebook annoying? If yes, then it is too bad that because now they are going to be more annoying, if some online reports are to be believed facebook is coming up with Facebook video ads in news feeds.
The report says that Facebook is doing this to “attract big swaths of ad dollars from TV advertisers.” By April 2013, Facebook will reportedly have video ads airing on its desktop website as well as on its smartphone and tablet apps. Each ad will be around 15 seconds long. At the time of this blog post, being written, it has not been decided whether if these commercials will automatically play with or without sound.
If this is true, then it is going to be a hell lot of pain for Facebook users because just picture the following scenario as quoted by the report:
[pullquote style=” left”] “On the desktop version of Facebook, the videos will expand “out of the news feed into webpage real estate in both the left and right columns – or rails — of the screen,” explains Jason del Ray.” [/pullquote]
This means that video advertisements will be everywhere. For people who use millions of tab on the older computer, tons of video playing over and over will slow down the speed of the web-page. If some audio starts playing, Facebook users will be confused and they would start looking for that one tab with the unwanted sound coming out of it.
Certainly, this would irk Facebook users. According to Facebook sources, this move will help Facebook to “grab big chunks of money … millions of dollars”.
However, it is hard to believe whether Facebook wants to get such revenue at the cost of annoying its users.
May the better sense prevail and may Facebook chuck facebook video ads in news feed idea.