Samsung stops serving ads on Pay, Weather and Health apps

Samsung has stopped serving ads to Samsung Pay, Samsung Weather and Samsung Health as of October 1, according to media reports.
Samsung has technically only confirmed this change in its home country, but the changes are seen in the US as well. The company announced it would remove ads earlier this year.

Before Friday, Samsung Pay served banner advertisements on its Pay tab, which has now disappeared.

Samsung still shows a Featured section within the app on the Home tab that may include offers, but these are not blatant advertisements as were shown before.

Samsung Health has also been updated, seemingly server-side, to remove a banner ad that appeared at the top of the app. While this section often highlighted workout tips, it promoted products including Samsung’s smartwatches.

Samsung Weather has stopped showing ads in its top banner, with the app just showing temperature and forecast at the top of the app.

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