Google’s expanded text ads (ETAs) are officially live! The new, longer mobile-first ad format is rolling out across all devices alongside the existing desktop-friendly standard ad format – but only for the time being. Beginning October 26, 2016, advertisers will no longer be able to create or upload standard text ads. Eventually, these ads will fade into the annals of paid search history and disappear from your search results page entirely. Google has granted advertisers their greatest gift to date: 50 percent more ad copy space and extra characters to describe their products and services.