The app ads on your smartphone are probably not your main source of revenue, but it can add up.
The new ad-free mobile platform, which is launching in Canada today, will allow you to spend more time with your family, your friends and your apps, all without ever having to leave your phone.
“It allows you to use your phone for the things you care about,” said Ryan Moseley, senior vice president of marketing for Google, in an interview with The Washington Times.
“The way we look at it, that’s a lot more compelling.”
Ad-free mode, however, doesn’t mean you can ignore the ads.
It means that when you open an app, you’ll see a menu with options to turn it off, uninstall it or skip the ads altogether.
If you have a subscription to an app that requires you to have a paid subscription to use, you can’t opt out of the ad-blocking feature.
The ad-blockers are only there to protect you from ads you can see on the app, which are only displayed in the app’s menu bar.
If that menu is empty, it means you don’t need to be using that app to use the app.
If an app requires you sign up for an ad-tracking service to view your browsing history, you still can’t block the ads or skip them altogether.
That’s because the company doesn’t have any way to do that, Mosely said.
He added that the app will eventually offer the option to turn off the ads as well.
Moselly added that Google is also adding “tangible features” to the app to make it easier for users to access them, such as an “unread” button, to make them more accessible.
He also said that if users don’t use an ad blocker app for an extended period of time, they’ll still see the ads when they open the app again.
“If you’re not using an app regularly, it will be a bit of a gray area,” Mosey said.
Some people might want to disable ads to conserve battery life, but other people might be interested in the convenience of having a more personal interface for their data.
Ad-blocking app apps are available on iOS and Android, but they’re not available in Canada.