There’s nothing more annoying than back-to-back ads before you watch a video or after you’ve gotten to the bottom of the video. As if YouTube isn’t testing its users’ patience enough these days, there are rumors that YouTube has tested five non-skippable ads in two places. The app seems determined to teach its users the virtues of patience, or perhaps pushing them to switch to AdBlock. Twittertown is not happy about the prospect and threat of sitting through five unskippable ads, and their anger is palpable as they chant Adblock.
Ads and more ads
Users don’t seem to have the patience to watch five full unskippable ads, and for those who are intimidated by this torture, Adblock is a knight in shining armor. Let’s take a look at a couple of tweets and reactions on Twitter to see how much users enjoy YouTube ads and how far they’ll go to avoid them.
Well, at least the app is blocking Adblock.
My announcement on YouTube after a day pic.twitter.com/lqWtANfcso
– 𝔍otman🌵 (@jotmanjotman) September 16, 2022
Talk about torture without weapons
My ad block is crying and screaming and writhing and clutching his chest https://t.co/7M8fNrZdYx
– vtaze (@szkieletmajster) September 16, 2022
It’s safe to say that ads are really adversarial, and they add to frustration and anger.
Waiting for advertising companies to realize that there will be no ad blocking if there are ads
– Borderline Malware
– Fake download buttons
– Prohibits browsing everywhere
The list goes on and on
— Ezio (@ezioisntcool56) September 16, 2022
YouTube is really forcing people to go premium at this point.
I’ll stick with the amazing adblock thanks XD https://t.co/f1jYfBijel
– 🦌Enester (@Enester_Art) September 16, 2022
OK, you asked
YouTube: -Innumerable ads that constantly beg for premium make the website and app useless.
Also, when people use ad blocking on YouTube: pic.twitter.com/mqpBsSJaJK
– Artyom (@Artyom_______) September 16, 2022
I’m sitting here with both ad blocking and https://t.co/uY1ER40MMQ pic.twitter.com/OauEcmj14h
– Founded and Clownteeth (@clownteeth) September 16, 2022
Couldn’t agree more.
YouTube cannot be fully used without ad blocking.
– Pedro (@pedromira848) September 11, 2022
YouTube is clearly not ready to give up. Neither do the users, it seems.
Haha, time for more advertising! YouTube doesn’t help me on my console, but when I make a router ad blocker tool from a Raspberry Pi, this will be the main point. https://t.co/ZfSo7dXEw5
– ⚡Purge⚡ (@PurgeExE) September 16, 2022
Me and the boys are using adblock: pic.twitter.com/EskpJHRWjM
— Badass Freeman (@BadassFreeman) September 16, 2022