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A Google tool, helps you get rid of annoying ads that stalks you

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One of the common and annoying experiences on the internet – you check out a product online. And then after few days, you find that annoying ad around every single page you visit. It doesn’t even matter if you’re least willing to buy that product or already bought that one, ads will follow you anyhow.

Google ad-blocker
Google ad-blocker

Google who earns billions every year just from advertising around the internet. It sounds strange as well as surprising with the announcement that it will mute those frustrating ads. Google did launch a tool that will help people to stop those ‘reminder ads’ only for a period of 90 days.

Jon Krafcik, a group product manager at Google, once wrote in a blog, “Today, we’re rolling out the ability to mute the reminder ads in apps and on websites that partner with us to show ads. We plan to expand this tool to control ads on YouTube, Search, and Gmail in the coming months.”

The new tool will allow the user to see all the ads which are tracked to your profile. With ‘Google ads setting’ the user can see the irrelevant ads which they can further mute. Further, the tool will sense your feedback on any device where you sign in to your google account. Based on your settings, if you mute an add on your smartphone, the same will reflect on your laptop.

There is another one ad-blocking tool, which was there in use, since 2012. This tool helps the user to hide specific ads or advertisers that they don’t want to see. Krafcik also added, “In 2017, we received more than 5 billion pieces of feedback telling us that you mute ads that aren’t relevant. We incorporated that feedback by removing 1 million ads from our ad network based on your comments.”

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