YouTube ads could annoy you even more. Why? YT is now using a new ad format that focuses more on audio content.
This gives different companies or brands a way to use audio as their primary means of communication to send their message to the listeners. The giant video sharing platform posted a blog explaining that the new format was designed to target the users even if their only using the website as background music while doing online tasks.
According to Engadget's latest report, if people access YouTube, they'll soon come across ads just like the ones played on the radio or for other services like Spotify.
YouTube's new ad will last for 15 seconds
The new ad format will only show in the main service of YT and not on YouTube Music. YT also explained that users can still understand what the ad is saying without relying on any visual presentation.
This means that you will still know what the advertisement is selling even if you close your eyes. Variety reported that the new ads will last for around 15 seconds.
The advertisements will still have visual components, but they'll only be simple animation and still images.
YT's new format is still in beta
YT's latest ad format has been in alpha testing for the past few months. However, it is still in beta.
"More than 75 percent of measured audio ad campaigns on YouTube drove a significant lift in brand awareness," said the video sharing platform via Engadget.
The giant company could also release a new feature called "Dynamic Music Lineups," which are dedicated groups of channels focused on different music genres, such as K-Pop, hip-hop, or fitness category.
One of the reasons why YouTube developed the new ad format is that it wants to find success with audio ads.
"Be clear and specific with your message and pick a friendly, authentic voice to deliver it," explained YT via its blog post.
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Written by: Giuliano de Leon.